Antipode (for ensemble) Luís Tinoco

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8 mins

Sinfonietta/Chamber Orchestra

1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 B-flat Clarinet, 1 Bass Clarinet in B-flat, 1 Bassoon, 1 Horn in F, 1 Trumpet in B-flat, 1 Trombone, 1 Vibraphone, 1 Marimba, 1 Piano, 2 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Violoncello, 1 Double bass

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Score ISMN 57020-794-7 £24.00 Buy now
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15 players

Programme note

Composing a piece to be premièred in such a distant place from where I wrote it was quite a new experience to me. One wouldn’t expect that such aspect would affect the writing of the work itself but, at some point, I understood that this journey to the other extreme of the world was becoming the main idea for this piece.

Therefore, the work’s structure is clearly divided into two contrasting though connected movements, the first being very dynamic and alive, the second starting in a still and very calm style - developing into a final section that recovers elements from the first movement, gradually blending the two opposites of the work.

Antipode was written for the International Young Composers’ Forum 2000, promoted by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and UNESCO, and was first performed by Le NEM / Lorraine Vaillancourt in Adelaide, Australia. 

(Luís Tinoco, Lisbon, January 2000)

Nouvel Ensemble Moderne cond. Lorraine Vaillancourt, International Young Composers Forum 2000, Adelaide, Australia, 18th March 2000
  • 12 Mar 2011 | 9:00pm |

    Compositores Portugueses, Teatro Municipal Pax Julia, Beja


    Ensemble Contemporaneus, cond. Paolo Videira

  • 29 May 2009 | 11:00pm |

    Centro de Artes do Espectáculo de Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal


    Ensemble Contemporaneus cond. Paulo Videira

  • 23 Apr 2009 | 11:00pm |

    Portalegre, Portugal


    Ensemble Contemporaneus

  • 2 Apr 2009 | 11:00pm |

    Evora, Portugal


    Ensemble Contemporaneus

  • 16 Feb 2008 |

    Centro de Congressos da Madeira (Portugal)


    Orquestra Classica da Madeira cond. Cesário Costa

  • 18 Jun 2005 |

    New Paths Festival, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 246 West 20 Street, Manhattan, New York


    Albany Symphony cond. David Alan Miller

  • 27 May 2005 |

    Dresdner Musik Festspiele, Dresden


    OrchestrUtopica cond. Cesario Costa