︎︎︎Info


Title
The Caligari Project
Inventory
cl, vla, vc, acc/electr, pno, perc
Year
2010
Duration
5’40”
Commission
Red Light New Music
Publisher
Adrian Knight Music

Premiere
December 13, 2010
Roulette
New York City, NY (US)

Eileen Mack, cl 
Erin Wight, vla
John Popham, vc
Nathan Koci, acc
Yegor Shevtsov, pno
Kevin Sims, perc
Ted Hearne, cond



︎︎︎Detailed Inventory

clarinet
viola
violoncello
accordion
piano

percussion (1 player)

a container with at least ten small pieces of styrofoam
sandpaper blocks*
a piece of mylar plastic**
small gong (with very soft beater)

*one block is stationary so that the left hand is free to perform other actions
**thin, flexible plastic that produces a crackling sound when pressed



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︎︎︎Note

‘The Caligari Project’ was commissioned by Red Light New Music and premiered on December 13, 2010 at Roulette Intermedium, temporarily hosted at 20 Greene St in Manhattan. The piece formed a section of Red Light’s score for the classic silent film ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ by Robert Wiene and included sections by Scott Wollschleger, Christopher Cerrone, Ted Hearne, Vincent Raikhel, Liam Robinson and others. It was composed in Stockholm, Sweden in the summer of 2010. The piece may be performed with the scene from the film (the kidnapping scene, 41’43”-47’18”) or without it.









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