Skyscape
of the 88 constellations; as represented by the 88 keys of the pianoforte

Udo Kasemets
Composer
Udo Kasemets
Composition Date: 2007
Duration: 00:01:28
Genre: Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
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Programme Note:
an 88 minute meditation
on imaginary sights of the skies
and real sounds in space and time
performance materials: score of 24 pages,
deck of 24 cards (A, 2, 3, J, Q, K of all four suits),
timetable coordinating sidereal calendar & clocktime,
stopwatch;
starting page (relating to earthtime) is found by consulting the timetable:
clocktime from the horizontal of calendar time,
sidereal time (startime) from the vertical of clocktime;
deck of cards is shuffled, cut, and placed face up next to score pages,
each succeeding card corresponds with each succeding score page,
each card provides following timing and playing information:
odd numbered cards (A, 3, J, K) - page duration 4',
even numbered cards (2, 0) - page duration 3',
spades - "chordal",
clubs - division by intensity,
diamonds - division by score systems,
hearts - "melodic";
initial aggregate of each page freely distributed,
basic timing principle: time = space

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 2110 K19sk
  • Genre:
  • Keyboard, Piano, One Keyboard, Two Hands
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 12, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (27 p.) :
    27 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • piano solo
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