Travel Grant: project for a musical
composition for glassharmonica and recorded electronics
created with the sound of Drottningholm Slottsteater's
wind and thunder machinery
The creative program of the 2000 Season
will focus on music. The piece Des Orages as the title
suggests, concentrates on the shape and force of a storm. Much
of the work will be created electronically but two key elements
of the composition are a glassharmonica and the wind and thunder
machinery of the stage at Drottningholm. The plan is to record
these unique instruments at Drottningholm itself and to ensure
that the sound of the theatre is heard wherever Des Orages
is heard: a combination of ancient and modern working
together and serving the needs of each other.
The project is particularly timely as
the glassharmonica is once again being used and the need for new
works is all the more important.
The project will enable the beneficiary
to travel to Stockholm. Drottningholm Theatre will welcome him
in October for the recording of the machines. The recording will
need to be carried out in the auditorium, as the stage machinery
cannot be moved from its location. Furthermore the acoustic will
Discover the Naumann travel grant:
Who was Naumann ?
The project of Rémy-Michel Trotier for
glass harmonica and wind and thunder machines of Drottningholm
Theatre necessitates the figure of a composer who has worked for
Gustave III and above all who has written for glass
harmonica. Naumann (1741-1801), a musician of German origin,
author of twelve sonatas for glass harmonica, composed for
Gustave III the famous opera Gustav Wasa for which
Desprez designed the sets.
description of the project