• Bryce Dessner
  • Wires (2016)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Ensemble InterContemporain and NTR ZaterdagMatinee, and premiered on September 24, 2016 at Philharmonie de Paris, France, conducted by Matthias Pintscher.



  • 2(IIpic).1.2(IIbcl).211112perchp.pfegtrstr(min. 30221 or multiple)
  • 14 min
    • 22nd January 2021, Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France
    • 28th May 2021, hr Sendesaal, Frankfurt, Germany
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Programme Note

Bryce Dessner considers Wires to be his most avant-garde work to date. The commission by the Ensemble Intercontemporain and ZaterdagMatinee provided an opportunity for Dessner to move out of his comfort zone and to write some thing using a totally new musical language. Dessner combines his influences from New York with the European Avant-Garde to create a wonderful fusion of rhythm and sound

The focus of the piece is quite literally wires: wires that connect us, wires that make sound and wires that separate us from one another. Three wired instruments stand in the foreground of this triple chamber concerto: the electric guitar, the harp and the piano.

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