Uduman’s work embraces both acoustic and electro-acoustic resources in a range of forms and forces. His instrumental and vocal compositions have received recognition by being featured in international festivals and forums nationally and internationally, including the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music, Cheltenham International Festival of Music, Gaudeamus Festival Amsterdam, The Spitalfields Festival London and the concert series of the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik.
Glitschig is for bass clarinet and piano and is dedicated to Sarah Watts and Antony Clare.
Glitschig is a journey through a world of rapidly changing, jagged rhythms and angular melodies drawn out from a single gesture. The title of the piece (meaning ’slippery’ in German, as well as implying glitch) refers to the way musical textures slide and collide with each other as well as the use of echo and feedback-like ideas together with amplification and distortion of detail. Each feature, character, of the opening phrase for the two instruments becomes a character of the music’s changing textures; at times seizing upon the rhythmic elements, at others, fixating on the contour or colour of the sound.
Commissioned by SCAW it received its world premiere on 13th February 2015 at the Victoria Rooms, Bristol University. Performed by SCAW (Sarah Watts and Antony Clare)
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