Peter Bjuhr Composer

Peter Bjuhr Composer

Inspiration from the past

2010 November 01

I have found some inspiration for the instrumentation of Old Snow from the distant 20th century; I have decided to use the same setup as Boulez in Le marteau sans maƮtre. Some of you may not agree with me that Boulez famous work is an "old" masterpiece (some may not even consider it a masterpiece), but I tend to think of it as a prominent work from another era as I would with a piece by Beethoven, Mozart or Liszt. (It was actually composed 1953 to 1954, with first performance 1955 and a small revision when published 1957.) I think this combination of instruments (although not quite so novel today as it was then) is very attractive. So, my idea for the instrumentation is this:

alto flute xylophone vibraphone percussion (frame drum, 2 high tom-toms, bongos (1 pair), maracas (1 pair), agago, large susp. cymbal) guitar alto (voice) viola

Peter Bjuhr

Peter Bjuhr Composer

Here I publish information of the music I've written. I also blog about my projects and thoughts about music in general.

I am a contemporary classical composer and compose music for classical musicians, but as you can see from my worklist I've also done other things - including live electronics, electroacoustic music (eam) and music for other types of ensembles (e.g. a jazz trio).

My works have been performed globally, including Europe, Asia and North America.

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