AFRICAN SUITE

for violoncello and percussion



The original version of AFRICAN SUITE was written for VIOLIN AND PERCUSSION in 1992.

In AFRICAN SUITE two instruments, which represent two different cultures, are confronted with each other.

In 2007 the composer wrote a version for SOPRANO SAXOPHONE AND PERCUSSION and in 2010 he rewrote it for cello and percussion. 

The work is a mixture of Western melodies and African rhythm.

By the use of a rhythmical ostinato pattern with changing measures and by placing erratic rhythmical accents in a steady metre, this work has a very inciting character.




RECORDINGS

Available with Wim Henderickx

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)



INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

for violoncello and percussion
(+/- 9’)
first performance: February 11, 2011 at Flagey, Brussels
Kirsten Andersen, violoncello
Gert François, percussion






RETROSPECTRE