bats-pelz

Do Bats eat Cats?

Fl, Cl, Vln, Vla, Vlc, Cb, Pn & Perc.
Commissioned by The Israel Contemporary Players and Ernst Von Siemens.
Premiere, March 2011, conducted by Jean-Michael Lavoie. 
Recording, May 2011, conducted by Zsolt Nagy, Ha-Teiva, Tel-Aviv.
Paris 2011, 12′ Ca

“Do bats eat cats?” Alice asks herself while falling into the rabbit-hole in Lewis Carroll’s famous story. This moment represents the transition between the real world and the dream world, between the conscious and unconscious mind, a progression that I believe allows the creative process to take place. The act of creation requires constant movement between the two worlds of logic and intuition. In this piece I was inspired by the metaphor of an eruption followed by ricochets. This element of eruption can be found in all parts of the piece – from the sound material to the global form.
This work was commissioned by the Israeli Contemporary Players with a grant from Ernst Von Siemens. Premiered in Tel-Aviv with Jean-Michael Lavoie conducting. The recording was made by the same ensemble conducted by Zsolt Nagy.

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