Thursday, August 02, 2018

Annette Kruisbrink: Cirex, for double bass and guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiB7dqb7St8

If I were to recommend a cornerstone for a canon of chamber music for double bass and guitar I would personally insist you have to start with the works of Annette Kruisbrink. 

Cirex is a duet that shares a number of gestures in common with a work called 60+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5gMkXV-lEI

That piece is fun and is one of the better examples I can think of of post-minimalist guitar music.

Cirex, however, I feel is sublime.  :) Adding that double bass part takes the ideas to a new and more glorious level!

I'd blog at significantly more length about this because I most certainly have the score and have been wanting to write about this work for years but I have a lot of music I'm trying to write about ... and I'm trying to write about it in the way that I write about it.

So a more detailed score discussion can happen later.  For now, I hope you enjoy Cirex.

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