Simon Steen-Andersen (1976)

Double Up (2010)

pour échantillonneur et petit orchestre

œuvre électronique

  • Informations générales
    • Date de composition : 2010
    • Durée : 18 mn
    • Éditeur : Edition-S
Effectif détaillé
  • 2 flûte, 2 hautbois, 2 clarinette, 2 basson, 2 cor, 2 trompette, 2 trombone, 3 percussionniste, harpe, cordes

Information sur la création

  • 17 October 2010, Allemagne, Donaueschingen, Donaueschinger Musiktage, par le Radio Kammerphilharmonie Hilversum, direction : Peter Eötvös.

Information sur l'électronique
Dispositif électronique : échantillonneur - sampler

Note de programme

Doubling up is a risky strategy, but it can yield large returns (investopedia.com).

Double Up is both a term for a risky but potentially powerful investment/gambling strategy on the stock market or in the casino, and it is, of course, the term for what you get during happy hour in a bar. In this piece the term is meant to cover a similar range: From the drunken and sloppy but deeply felt sing-along to the more musical "power of unison" and the potentially rewarding effect of opening up something familiar for reinterpretation and re-experience by distorting or emphasizing its different elements or by presenting it in a new context.

The form is simply two halves exploring two types of linearity with the same material: The linearity of a trivial narrative and the linearity of the inherent musical qualities in the very same sounding snapshots.