After Frottage

for 'cello, clarinet
By Alexandre Lunsqui
Brazilian

“Frottage is a technique developed by German artist Max Ernst, which consists of rubbing drawings over a textured surface. After Frottage, therefore, is a piece inspired by this technique. Clarinet and cello become my drawing tool as a series of gestures and harmonic envelopes, pre-arranged in a structural frame, are “rubbed” in various ways – intensively, gently, changing angles, mixing colors, changing background light, etc – on a common drawing board to all of us: time. The piece is dedicated to Sumiro Kudo and Benjamin Fingland.” – A.L.

“Ordnung is heutzutage meistens dort, wo nichts ist. Es ist eine Mangelersheinung. ”
--Bertolt Brecht