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The Ex.1 shows the score
page 3 (mm. 5-6).
The Ex.2 shows the score
page 7 (mm. 15-17).
The Ex.3 shows the score
pages ii-iv and 1-2 (mm. 1-5).
"My composition Elegia has a central place in my orchestral pieces.
I explored new sounds, possibilities and freedom from the more traditional
approach of my earlier works (and Elegia also possesses the key elements
of my later electro-acoustic works!). I was fascinated in the pitches 'between
black and white keys', glissandos, unpitched sounds ('noises'),
and so on. There are a lot of soloistic parts (especially for percussion and harp),
and general diversity in the performance. In a way, there is room for the sounds to
form up and move in the silent space, and, as well, enough time to listen to them carefully.
But every now and then violent fortissimos interrupt the silence.
Elegia was composed during the years 1989-1990, and is dedicated to
the memory of my musician colleague, Ismo Järvinen."
Copyright © 2004-2005 kari väkevä