04/11/1995 - Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg - Michael Colling (cl), Christophe van Kampa (vlc) - London Sinfonietta - Markus Stenz (conductor)
Luxembourg, ville européenne de la culture 1995
The technique of Bebung (or "vibrato" in English) was the basis for this piece. Bebung is a type of vibrato particular to the technique and construction of the clavichord. It is obtained by modifying the pressure on one of the instrument's keys, to produce an effect of slight pitch variations. A simple application of this principle would be, for example, when one instrumentalist attacks a note and another holds and "modulates" the note.
Born in Geneva in 1958, Michael Jarrell studied composition at the Geneva Conservatory with Eric Gaudibert and at various workshops in the United States (Tanglewood, 1979). He completed his training with Klaus Huber at the Freiburg Staatliche Hochschule für Musik im Brisgau. [...]