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10 polaroids









 


(string trio)


 
[2017]





 

DURATION:

ca. 13'

 

INSTRUMENTATION:

Violin

Viola

Cello

Commissioned by Live Music Now Scotland for the Dohnányi String Trio as part of the 2016 Kimie Composition Prize, funded by the Kimie Trust.

’10 Polaroids’ is a work for string trio in ten short movements, each one based on a different Polaroid photograph taken by the seminal Russian filmmaker, Andrey Tarkovsky. The images were selected from a collection of Tarkovsky’s personal Polaroids, which were curated and edited by Giovanni Chiaramonte and Tarkovsky’s son, published under the title, ‘Instant Light’. A rather fitting summation of the photographs is posed in the introduction to ‘Instant Light’ - “His images seem to capture eternity in a moment.”'

PERFORMANCES:

Dohnányi String Trio - 29.11.17, St Salator's Chapel, St Andrews - 13:00

Dohnányi String Trio - Live Music Now: Emerging Artists 18.09.17, Usher Hall, Edinburgh - 11:00

Dohnányi String Trio - 06.06.17, Balmanno House Care Home (Live Music Now), Glasgow & 07.06.17, Ashton Grange Care Centre (Live Music Now), Glasgow

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