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Adieu K S

for solo violin

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  3m

Year:  2008
Duration:  3m

John Rimmer

Composer:   John Rimmer

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Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luciano Berio and Pierre Boulez have long been in my group of compositional heroes. Not that I have always understood or accepted what they were doing but rather because they opened new vistas of compositional processes.

Stockhausen in particular offered composers new ideas about the way music is structured. His 'moment' forms made a deep impression and his early electronic music pieces Gesang der Jünglinge and Kontakte blazed new pathways. They are classics in the music of the twentieth century.

Adieu KS for solo vioklin is my musical way of offering a deep sense of gratitude to Karlheinz Stockhausen. This short hommage nods in the directly of Stockhausen's early Sonatina for violin and piano and utilises a sequence of pitches from this work. Fragments contrast with continuity, melody with violinistic sounds and movement with stasis.

Dedication note

Written in memory of Karlheinz Stockhausen