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Pinquins première ‘And all shall be well’ by Arnold Marinissen

On Thursday 9th of June Pinquins and Moving Classics present a World Première of ‘And all shall be well’ a new work by Arnold Marinissen as part of Pinquinskonsert #9 – Trio des Dance in Sentralen, Oslo.

Arnold has been working as a Moving Classics’ composer in residency with the Pinquins this spring in Oslo. Arnold is a percussionist himself and has a unique knowledge about percussion instruments, percussionists, their possibilities and limitations.

‘And all shall be well’ is centered around the literary interests of the three Pinquins players. They selected text clippings that are especially relevant to them. Arnold placed them inside and around the central text, a section from Gertrude Stein’s book “Geography and Plays”. All texts relate to the topics of being, doing and becoming; most of them were written in Europe.

In ‘And all shall be well, the three percussionist sing the texts, accompanying themselves on glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimba, and a choice of other percussion instruments.

The music flows smoothly and organically for most part of the piece. However, towards the end, there is a more hectic and rhythmical section on non-pitched percussion instruments. In this section, the audience is invited to clap and stamp along, and later on, to voice their own literary interests, out loud and on the spot.

Moving Classics – European Network for New Music aims to introduce new audiences to contemporary classical music by delivering high quality experiences internationally in unusual venues using innovative performance formats. Moving Classics is supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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