Charades

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Charades
Composed by Iva Kovac
For Flute/Alto Flute and Percussion (2 players)
Published by Doblinger
Includes score and parts

Instrumentation:
Player 1:
Flute
Alto Flute

Player 2: 
Tom
Vibraphone
Woodblock
Tam-Tam
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Glockenspiel

      Charades are literary riddles originating in the 18th century; each syllable of the word to be guessed, and then the entire word, are described, often in an artistic manner. Although the aim of the present composition is not really the correct guessing of a hidden word, and even if the fundamental elements are letters instead of syllables, the creative process of the piece does follow the charade principle. The hidden word is the name of my father, Srecko, whose letters were described in two ways: with a rhythmical pattern and with its own pitch reservoir. I derived the rhythmical patters from Braille script, interpreting the raised (black) dots as eighth-notes and the flat (white) ones as rests. The second technique consists in the use of different pitch reservoirs gained from spectral analysis of the letters as spoken by me. The only note not appearing in these spectral analyses is an F; thus, this note signals the ending. The form of the piece differs from the true charades also in the fact that I do not describe the word systematically, letter by letter, but combine them freely to configure the respective rhythm and pitch combinations artistically and in order to provide a stronger coherence. The piece was written on commission for the gender project Holz-Blech-Schlag (wood, brass, percussion) of the University of Music and performing Arts, Vienna.
— Iva Kovac

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