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Deutsch, Bernd RichardMad Dog (2011) 20'
for ensemble

Scoring
1.0.2(II=bcl).Tsax.0-1.1.1.1-perc(1-2)-harp-pft(prep)-2vln.vla.vlc.db.
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Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere
11/2/2011
Radiokulturhaus, Wien
die reihe / Christian Muthspiel


Composer's Notes      Deutsch
"La nature ne laisse à notre disposition, pour établir des distinctions entre les espèces, que des particularités minutieuses, et en quelque sorte puériles." (For determining the differences between the species nature provides us only with meticulous and somewhat childish details.)
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, 1817

A piece of music, as if taken from real life... I imagine that the three movements include a 24-hour cycle, starting with the noon and the afternoon (he pushes, pulls, runs, jumps, sniffs, pants, barks, howls, growls, yaps, drinks) throughout the evening and the night (the time of dreams/nightmares and the seemingly irrational, but also the silence) until the morning or the forenoon (anger, conflict, but only temporarily, a fixed idea [chaconne] - end = start).

A zoomorphic play: Man likes to humanize the dog. Or is it rather the dog who „dogisizes" the man? ...




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