My copy of Luciano Berio’s Sequenza V had been in the filing cabinet for literally 30 years before I attempted to play it. The piece was written for tenor trombone. Grock. And the Berio Sequenza V. This page includes: Grock’s biography. Luciano Berio’s comments about Grock and Sequenza V. Abbie Conant’s comments. Berio – Sequenza V – Download as PDF File .pdf) or read online.
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Sequenza V for trombone can be considered as an essay in the superimposition of musical gestures and actions: Scratching in public is so indelicate! But watch the actual entrance again and try to see how many elements of theater are in play. The contortions of blithe satisfaction and grimaces of relief counter the smooth, emotional control of the soloist.
Il contenuto di questa pagina richiede una nuova versione di Adobe Flash Player. How can you create music, such as in the second half of the Berio, that shows the mirth and sadness within the clown at the same time? Once more he bumps the soloist and this time is scolded. He lifts up his oversize professor coat as if it were a pinafore to show his ankles.
And the Berio Sequenza V. To make things easier, I’ve placed a link to play each clip at the bottom of the discussion here about each one.
Sequenza V (author’s note) | Centro Studi Luciano Berio – Luciano Berio’s Official Website
The interruption of Grock scratching destroys the elegant atmosphere. Every musician should strive for this same mastery of the body and timing. People pay us to move them well, more or less! Grock pulls out a single ball which is made from one of his gloves and starts to go through the standard ttombone moves as if he had several juggling balls. Grock accompanies himself with his concertina, and at just the right moment in the music he hops onto the back of the chair.
Is there not a fool in all great artists, including musicians?
Actually the reason why becomes clear later. A tin toy teombone made of Grock playing his concertina sometime in the s. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, I wished I could do both of them. Can you capture it in all of your music-making?
Luciano Berio: Sequenza V
Sequenza V Year of composition: Grock makes as if to leave the stage but is overcome by the music and starts to dance again. Luciano Berio’s comments about Tombone V. Again he has lured us into a mini trance with his music- making and then abruptly and hilariously interrupts the trance with a pratfall. This is how famous he was in Europe.
For more seuqenza the integration of the performing arts, see also: After that experience, I stole no more oranges from his garden. Luciano Berio’s comments about Grock and Sequenza V. The Spanish clown dismisses him and starts to play. This is the reverse of the normal build up structure of the Law of Three. The violinist throws up his hands in capitulation, which is the perfect frame to a perfect stunt.
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Sequenza V (author’s note)
He continues by mimicking singing in a way that is so vivid and entertaining it is better than the song itself. Once during the evening, while performing, he stopped suddenly and, staring at the audience with a disarming look, asked: The gestures delineate the phrases of the ssquenza in such a delightful way. Sound is simply the medium through which it is transmitted.
And yet it is never forced. How do we create a music that is irresistible? Grock January 10,Reconvilier, Switzerland – July 14,ImperiaItalyoriginal name Karl Charles Adrien Wettachwas a Swiss circus clown whose blunders with the piano and the violin became proverbial. He also started a successful music publishing business for his popular songs.
Grock appears to be almost crotchety and stiff which makes his feats of virtuosic athleticism even more astounding. I thought you were English.
Grock, the clown & Luciano Berio’s Sequenza V
This same faceting of forms and images, a careful contrasting of sounds, dynamics, phrasing, and timing can give our music the same indelible qualities that mesmerize people. This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat The more serious he seqquenza himself the funnier he is to us.
VAT plus shipping costs. Here Grock invokes the ancient Law of Three. In Sequenza V for trombone solo, the memory of Grock, the last big clown, peeps out.
Music is a form of thinking and being. His performances have been preserved on film.