Signo | ruptura - meaning's suspension

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Signo | ruptura meaning’s suspension for amplified Violin and Contrabass 2017 Omar Fraire Denton - Tx


Specific sound production techniques Performance notes Amplification must be done trough small condenser microphones, placed very near the bridge. The utilized ones for the recording were DPA SMK 4060.

Bouncing the peak of the bow between two strings, getting a continuous granular sound. Bouncing the

Time unit is = 90 - 110 MM. The numbers above the staff indicate group of units. Duration of the sounds are extended with a line. The line changes its shape according with the sound production technique. Each of the instruments is notated in two staffs. One for the position of the bow: between molto sul tasto and molto sul ponticello. The bottom staff is used here mainly for the position of the left hand. The bottom line for the violin is the bridge. A thick line indicates the movement

The top line for the bass is the bridge

General string conventions Beams indicate bowing changes. flautato = Very soft bow pressure, obtaining an airy sound. ov = Overpressure, obtaining an almost non pitched noise. clt = Col legno tratto, bowing with the wood of the bow. = Circular bowing, circular motion on the indicated strings. = An horizontal arrow indicates gradual transition from one state to another.

IV

= Left hand pizzicato. = Bartok pizzicato. = Violin only. Tapping the instrument body with the tip of the right hand fingers. On the space among the right corner (from the performer’s view), the f-hole and the fingerboard. = Highest pitch as possible. On the string indicated by the roman number. = Mute the indicated string with the hand, no harmonic production. Should be played with normal pressure, unless indicated, obtaining a non-pitched sound. = Bow the bridge to obtain an airy sound.

Violin. Place the tension screw between two strings, beat gently with a left to right motion.

Bass. IV string needs to be is tuned down 3 octaves below middle C. Bass. Rest the tip of the legno on two strings, Tap gently and continuously on the tip plate of the bow, making the bow to bounce a little, to obtain a dense granular texture.

Bass. Bow normally the IV open string. Push the III string with left hand, towards the IV to get the sound of the two string colliding.

Bass. Hit the string against the fingerboard. With the left hand fingers or palm.

Bass. Bow the tailpiece


5

4

flaut

3

5

5

3

2

clt (peak)

Volin p

mp

ppp

(jeté) flaut

clt

ov

flaut

Bass

p

5

mf

4

pizz bow

clt (peak)

p

1 pizz 4

5

3

(jeté)

bow

ppp

5

f

6

(tapping)

Vn

I II

I

sffz mf

mf

pizz bow

f

op

pizz

mf

sfz

ff

(bow)

legno

LH taping on bow tip plate

Bs ff

2

3

mf

mf

7

mf

mp

mf

p

3

4

flaut

mp

ff

5

4

5

ord

4

(bow on bridge) III

Vn p

mp

I

p

pp flaut

accel

mp

accel

clt

Bs

accel

mf

pp

mp

p


5

x3

op

2

ord

5

pizz

4

f

pp

sffz

5clt

4

(peak)

Vn

clt (peak)

mf

x3

tailpiece

op

flaut

Bs

ff

mp

4

5

3

2

clt

4

3

ord flaut

2

4

f

3

mf

2

1 5

Vn

mp

pp

mf

legno

f

flaut

ord

mf

pp

mp

LH taping on bow tip plate

Bs

pp

mp

4

3

2

mf

f

ord

2

5

7

2

4

clt

5

Vn

clt (peak)

pp

mf

ff

mp

Bs mf

f

p

f

pp

2


7clt

clt

6

ord

4

5

flaut

4

5

6

I

Vn

ff

mp

p

Bs ff

5

p

2

1 5

3

7

Vn mp (ord)

Bs

LH string against string

mp

2

5

3

4

III IV

5

2

pizz

4

3

bow

4

pizz

5

Vn

ff pizz

mf

ff

bow

Bs

III IV

mf

ff

mf

f

3


3

2bow

pizz I

Vn

ff

op

1

4

flaut

3

clt (peak)

op

2

3

7

clt (peak)

IV

ff sffz

sffz

7

mp

f clb

op LH string tap

Bs

LH taping on bow tip plate

f

ff

5

2

1 3

ff sffz

2

4

ord

mf

ff

2

3

screw between strings

Vn mf

2

sfz

p

4

3

mf

f

x3 pizz

LH string tap

Bs

p

5ord

pizz

ff

4

flaut

ff

mf

2

8

4

pizz

clt

LH taping on bow tip plate

ff

p

bow

f

2

ord

5

flaut

I

Vn

I

ff

p

ff sffz

IV

mp

mf

mp

p

Bs

4


4

5

3

mp

p

6

7

4

Vn

pp

Bs

2

mp

10

Vn

f

mp

5’ ca.

LH string tap

Bs

f

ff

mf

Omar Fraire 2017 - Denton TX