Spores

James Andean

Programme notes

Spores

Spores began life as one half of a dual work, in two contrasting forms: Part A for fixed medium, and Part B for piano and percussion. The fixed medium portion has since claimed its independence, as a work on its own. It is composed entirely from a few short passages recorded inside a piano.

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Spores was realized in 2014 in Studio Erkki of Sibelius-Akatemia in Helsinki (Finland), and premiered on May 9, 2014 under the title The Friedman Translations: Translation A during the Spor Festival in Godsbanen in Århus (Denmark). The piece was commissioned by Spor Festival. Thanks to Anna Berit Asp Christensen, Mark Knoop, Anne Marqvardsen, and Serge Vuille.


Premiere

  • May 9, 2014, Under the title The Friedman Translations: Translation A: Spor 2014: Create! Compose! Combine!, Godsbanen – Åbne Scene, Aarhus (Denmark)
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Composer(s): James Andean
  • Year of composition: 2014
  • Commission: Spor Festival
  • Publisher(s): Ymx média
  • ISRC: CAD501910018

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