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Study for String Instrument #1-3 - Simon Steen-Andersen

Movement of the sound or sound of the movement? One simple “sample” is repeated over and over and is slowly broken down in its individual elements in a process of autonomising the movements themselves. The piece is notated only as movements (and can therefore be played on any string instrument and maybe even on other instruments), and it is just as much a choreography for the player as it is a sounding piece for the instrument.

A choreographic game—or even a kind of dance, accompanying itself.

Simon Steen-Andersen