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PANHUYSEN, PAUL - Partitas for long strings

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: XI Records XI 122
Release Year: 1998
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €14.00

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Sehr schne Drones von diesem Klang- und Installationsknstler, der mit langen aufgespannten Drhten / Saiten arbeitet...

Partitas for Long Strings is the first album in 12 years and the first CD ever to document Paul Panhuysens work with long string installations. Since 1982 Panhuysen has created over 200 such installations. For the partitas on this album there were two aspects of central interest to him: different tunings and density of sound. He made an installation in the large space of Het Apollohuis, stretching four strings lengthwise and attaching them to the wooden wall on the far end, which served as a resonator. He did not use automatons or electric amplification. He played the strings by brushing them, walking back and forth at an even pace. His aim was to make
his playing as continuous and even as possible. For each partita he recorded his playing four times, superimposing these recordings over each other and listening to the earlier recordings over headphones whilst playing. The total sound of each partita is produced by sixteen strings. The three partitas differ in the systems according to which the strings are tuned. These tunings can be regarded as the score for each piece. [label info]