SOFIA GUBAIDULINA (b.1931): Fachwerk for Bayan, Percussion and String Orchestra, Silenzio for Bayan, Violin and Cello.
Catalogue Number: 11N079
Description: Fachwerk owes its title and form to the architectural style of timber-framed buildings, in which the structural elements of the building are exposed, forming distinctive geometrical patterns which are an intrinsic part of the design. The characteristically Russian variant of the accordion, the bayan, with button keyboards that can play in melodic and chordal modes simultaneously, provides a sense of horizontal and vertical axes, as well as a distinctive and harmonically rich tonal vocabulary. Because of this, the work incorporates a strong sense of tonal centers, alongside the sonorous textures of strings and percussion. Geir Draugsvoll (bayan), Anders Loguin (percussion), Geir Inge Lotsberg (violin), Øyvind Gimse (cello), Trondheim Symphony Orchestra; Øyvind Gimse.