for harpsichord and computer-realized sound
Composer: Ewa Trebacz
Year of Composition: 2003
Type of Electronics: Fixed
Number of Channels: 2
Video Component: None
This piece was written for and dedicated to Polish-Dutch harpsichordist Gośka Isphording.
Chordochromies consist of three miniatures, exposing different aspects of harpsichord timbre and means of artistic expression.
– Movement 1 makes a reference to a tradition of a virtuoso performance, being a kind of capriccio or etude.
– Movement 2 explores natural resonance of the instrument as well as reveals some hidden layers of harpsichord spectrum.
– The last movement, after a slow introduction of a virtual harpsichord, being a remembrance of a real one from movement 2, suddenly turns into a dance.