My copy of Luciano Berio’s Sequenza V had been in the filing cabinet for literally 30 years before I attempted to play it. The piece was written for tenor trombone. Grock. And the Berio Sequenza V. This page includes: Grock’s biography. Luciano Berio’s comments about Grock and Sequenza V. Abbie Conant’s comments. Berio – Sequenza V – Download as PDF File .pdf) or read online.

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He was a music clown. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Here it is used as transitional material. Luciano Berio’s comments about Sequenza V. Grock, top-hatted, sheepishly comes out from behind the curtain, clueless and somewhat hunched over walking slightly bowlegged, like a country simpleton. Il contenuto di questa pagina richiede una nuova versione di Adobe Flash Player.

Sequenza V (author’s note)

When Grock bumps against the guitar player, he is actually executing precisely timed cues that create the perfect rhythm of begio skit. Many times, with tfombone schoolmates, I climbed a high iron fence to steal oranges and tangerines from his garden. Sequenza Vwritten in for Stuart Dempster, is a tribute to Grock and his metaphysical whywhich is the generating cell of the piece. Folk Songs Sinfonia A-Ronne. How can you create music, such as in the second half of the Berio, that shows the mirth and sadness within the clown at the same time?


It is interesting to analyse this movement in slow motion, or stop time, frame by frame. Grock turns to leave.

Grock then boasts his country of origin with some excellent yodeling framed with his trademark throat singing or multiphonics. Here Grock invokes the ancient Law of Three. But again, it is not something you can really strive to do. He has white gloves on that accentuate his huge hands.

Sequenza V (author’s note) | Centro Studi Luciano Berio – Luciano Berio’s Official Website

Again we see the Law of Three. He is a fool but wise at the same time, simultaneously happy and sad. After playing a short intro Grock sees the hat and retrieves it by getting berii on the piano and following its path down the slide. Grock was my neighbor at Oneglia: How do you surprise them with the turns it can take?

But watch the actual entrance again and try to see how many elements of theater are in play. The more serious he takes himself the funnier he is to us.


Luciano Berio: Sequenza V

Deutsche Grammophon Un re in ascolto Cronaca del luogo. After that experience I haven’t stolen oranges from his garden anymore.

Luciano Berio Sequenza V. This hilarious sequence is a study in oppositions. Grock appears to be almost crotchety and stiff which makes his feats of virtuosic athleticism even more astounding.

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Grock, the clown & Luciano Berio’s Sequenza V

And yet it is never forced. How do we lead people to listen with the abandoned wonderment of children? Compositions by Luciano Berio Compositions for trombone compositions Serial compositions. He futilely tries to improve his appearance by sharpening the crease on his trousers.

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