Santa BUŠS (1981)

"ABSINTHE" for cello, piano and pecussion

  • Premiere: June 12, 2012    










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Composer Santa Bušs about the piece:
"Absinthe is one of the most mystical beverages in the world, and there are hundreds of legends and stories about its specific effect on the imbiber. The only true fact about it is that the beverage, which is known as the 'green fairy', was banned for nearly a century. I am fascinated by the special 'absinthe effect'- the changed sense of reality, the flow and ebb of energy, nervousness which interweaves with apathy and a sense of helpless paralysis, as well as a nearly uncontrollable shift between reality and hallucinations. I am equally interested in the specific process of enjoying absinthe. When the beverage was at its apex of popularity, a ritual for its consumption was developed down to the most specific detail. Of importance is the form of the glass and the special absinthe spoon. The sugar cube on the spoon is slowly melted and dissolved, with icy-cold stream water being poured onto it drop by drop from a special flagon. The water and the sugar drip into the absinthe, and the initial clear or intensively green colour changed to a nearly non-transparent and light blue tint."

 

Sabīne ĶEZBERE (1985)

"HABIT-US" for cello, piano and percussion

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  • Premiere: June 12, 2012       
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Kristaps PĒTERSONS (1982)

"RIGA NIGHT" for cello, piano and percussion

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  • Premiere: June 12, 2012         
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