Description: Recording of Ake Parmerud's Alias. Alias is inspired by the thoughts on the relationship between the composer, Gesualdo da Venoza, and his art. composed of two opposing movements, the first of which is based upon a fragment of a love-song by John Dowland (contemporary to Gesualdo) has been deconstructed, processed and reprocessed into a set of variations output in a linear fashion. The traditional lute-part has been strongly stylized into a chord comprised of the note A-1 and the first 16 harmonics on top. The function of the plucked string sound is however essentially the same as the traditional lute-part. The second movement is an attempt to sketch a slightly surrealistic picture, This is done using quotations from some of Gesualdo's late motets and occasionally blending with them a Dowland lovesong.
Duration: 13 minutes 54 seconds
Creator: Parmerud, Åke, 1953-
Partner: UNT Music Library