NAOMI PINNOCK  COMPOSER

Words

 

Words was written as part of the Blue Touch Paper project by the LONDON SINFONIETTA, mentored by Beat Furrer.

The premiere performance was given by the LONDON SINFONIETTA, OMAR EBRAHIM (baritone) & BEAT FURRER (conductor) as part of a portrait concert of Furrer’s music in January 2011 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, London (UK)

 

It was subsequently given staged performances by OPERA LAB BERLIN, RAINER KILLIUS (baritone) & MANUEL NAWRI (conductor) in March 2014.

 

Text: Naomi Pinnock

 

Commission: London Sinfonietta

 

Duration: 12’

 

Instrumentation: baritone and ensemble (2cl, perc (1), accordion, cimbalom and strings: 1.1.1.1.1.)

OMAR EBRAHIM, LEO HUSSAIN, PAUL SILVERTHORNE & NAOMI PINNOCK discussing Words

OPERA LAB BERLIN & MANUEL NAWRI (conductor) in performance of Words

 

Theater Discounter, Berlin, March 2014

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why solve a night without why without silence without why nothing why again nothing why

 

© 2010 Naomi Pinnock

 

I why…

II solve a night

III again nothing why

 

“An art of passage, about reality that has already passed by… and which leaves a spread or spray of traces… Art that shadows reality, delicately following in its half-blurred tracks, sketching it from afar.”

Susan Sontag – from Diario per immagini, Marilu Eustachio

 

Words takes it’s title from the poem by Sylvia Plath. In my Words, the text is declamatory or broken up and stretched-out almost beyond recognition. A sudden recollection appearing amidst a shifting, shadowy landscape, of what is forgotten or already passed.

© 2015-2017  Naomi Pinnock