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Blue Work


Volti

for piano and orchestra

Year:  2006

Year:  2006

Composer:   Michael Norris

Films, Audio & Samples

Michael Norris: Volti; audio

Internal audio
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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1 - 3

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Borrow/Hire:

To borrow or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at info@sounz.org.nz. Please note that only library members in New Zealand and Australia can borrow or hire parts.

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Programme note

‘Volti’ has many meanings. In Italian, it means both ‘turn (over)’ as well as ‘faces’. But in English it might hint at 'vaults' (chambers), 'vaulting' (leaping/springing) or Volts (the unit of electromotive force). These ideas of motion, contrast and dynamism allude to some of the textural and motivic processes expressed in the piece, not to mention the dramatically contrasting nature of the gestures and moods. There is also the physical act of ‘leaping’ (vaulting?) required by the soloist in order to perform some of the passages, in which the composition has almost become choreography. (Note by Michael Norris)

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Performance history

02 Apr 2009: ACM Festival 2009: 6

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and Jian Liu, and conducted by Kenneth Young at the Michael Fowler Center, in Wellington.