PRODUCTION CREDITS

Music: Pedro Alcalde / Sergio Caballero
Simultaneous electronic music: Mind Encode (with PN-1) – Circles (with PN-2)
Author: Richie Hawtin
Orchestra: Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya (OBC)
Conductor: Pedro Alcalde

Event: Sónar Festival – Opening concert
Venue: L’Auditori Barcelona
Date: 16th and 17th of June 2005

BACKGROUND
Further to the interaction between symphonic orchestra and electronic music initiated with the orchestral piece FM-2 and Pan Sonic’s Vaihtovirta at the Sonar Festival 2004, the attempt to approach the combination of these two sonorities was rethought with the pieces PN-1 and PN-2, which opened the Festival in 2005. (see: SONAR 2005: TWO DIFFERENT IDEAS)

TITLE
PN = Piece Number

MUSIC
Developing the FM-2 experiment, and this time together with Sergio Caballero, more attention was paid to the different orchestral textures. In both pieces a slow pulse was retained as a sharp contrast to the electronic one. Piece number one has a mainly ritual character while the second explores the timbre possibilities of a fundamentally thematic element.

SOUND PALETTE
Orchestra: 4-3-4-3 / 4-4-4-1 / timpani, percussion (8), celesta, harp (2), piano / strings

MEDIUM
Score

DURATION
PN-1: 5’10’’
PN-2: 6’50’’