En garde! (2005) for guitar and violin

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violin and guitar
I, II, III
Duration: 5′
Distributor: Music Finland
Fp. Pasi Eerikäinen, violin, Otto Tolonen, guitar, Ears Open! concert, Helsinki, May 20, 2006

‘En garde!’ (2005) for violin and guitar plays with the duo possibilities of a bowed and a plucked string instrument, containing both energetic duels and moments of serene assimilation. This work also continues my devotion to the colourful world of structural rhythms and tempi, dwelling on the flammable border of pearl-necklace-like miniature forms and fragment-like characteristic phrases.

‘En garde!’ is the first completed limb of a project of similar duos: close relatives ‘Fore!’ for viola and harp, and ‘Gib auf!’ for cello and harpsichord are both waiting requests to join the concert music life to be completed.

© 2006 Jarkko Hartikainen

En garde! (2005) viululle ja kitaralle pelaa ja leikkii jousi- ja näppäilysoittimen muodostaman duon yhteistoiminnallisilla mahdollisuuksilla kisailusta sulautumiseen. Olen jatkanut tässä teoksessa omistautumistani rakenteellisten rytmien ja tempojen monenkirjavalle maailmalle ja samalla koettanut etsiä elämää helminauhamaisten miniatyyrimuotojen ja karakterististen säkeiden räjähdysalttiista välimaastosta. En garde! on ensimmäinen täysin valmis jäsen projektista, johon kuuluvat saman sanonnan mahdollisimman idiomaattiset, vapaavariaatioiset tulkinnat (tai jatkokertomukset) myös alttoviululle ja harpulle (Fore!) sekä sellolle ja cembalolle (Gib auf!).

© 2006 Jarkko Hartikainen

Performance history of En garde!

Wed 31 July 2013
YLE Radio 1
Jukka Rantamäki, violin
Otto Tolonen, guitar
Recording at M2 studio of the Finnish public broadcasting company YLE (broadcast + stream)

Fri 25 September 2009
StallArte festival, Göttingen (Germany)
Benjamin Lenz, violin, Steffen Ahrens, guitar

Wed 3 September 2008
‘TACTUS 2008, Mons (Belgium)
Antoine Maisonhaute, violin, Hughes Kolp, guitar (from ensemble Musiques Nouvelles)

Tue 29 January 2008
SibaFest 2008, Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki (Finland)
Raymond Cox, violin, Mikael Rechardt, guitar

Thu 17 August 2006
43. Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt (Germany)
Nataliya Demina, violin, Michael Kudirka, guitar

Fri 20 May 2006 – world premiere
Korvat auki! concert, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki (Finland)
Pasi Eerikäinen, violin, Otto Tolonen, guitar

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