• Bent Sørensen
  • Sirenengesang (1994)

  • Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen (World)
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  • 14 min

Programme Note

Sirenengesang was composed in the spring 1994 and was commissioned by the AVANTI! Chamber Orchestra. The work was written with support from NOMUS.

The music is not a romantic reflection on presumed siren songs. The title expresses an impalpable conception which manifests itself in dense quartertone-distorted melodies and manic, almost frozen tone-repetitions. Sometimes the music becomes static screams, sometimes there is room for small naive fragments of melody.

By the end of the piece a fragment from the 'Angel-Duet' of my The Echoing Garden emerges.

Sirengesang is dedicated to Per Nørgård.

- Bent Sørensen




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