»Two Times One«
Details on the music
- Title: »Two Times One«
- Length: 3:53 min.
- Creation and recording: September 2015 until May 2018 in Marbella (Spain)
- Instruments: String instruments and synthesizer
- Length: 4:48 min.
- Creation: November 2015 until June 2018
- Film locations: Seville and Estepona (Spain)
A musical experiment for more than two years
In summer 2015, I had the idea for a classical composition based on the principle of the counterpoint. To put it simply, this is a composing technique where the individual melodic voices are independent, but simultaneously function with each other in harmony. Johann Sebastian Bach was a prominent representative of this sophisticated art.
So I created the piece contrapuntally for four string instruments – violin, viola, cello, and contrabass – and composed over a period of several weeks. What a challenge! During this process, the music changed during the course of the piece and took on a modern and electronic direction. Two worlds began to develop that stood side by side with equal footing. In November 2015, we shot the classical part of the video in Seville at the Plaza de España.
A journey through two soundscapes
For the shooting of the modern, electronic part of the video, we had to wait a long time and it only just happened in September 2017. Meanwhile, I was two years older and the music reflects this transformation and the video brings both of these worlds together, as well. For the location, we chose the maximum contrast to the classical world: an underground car park in neon light, a functional hall of pillars made of reinforced concrete. The connecting visual element here is the color red.
With this piece, I would like to build bridges, connect worlds, and reveal my joy about the diversity of musical expression.
And here is the video for the not-so-fast Internet connections:
Music file for download
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