Note for ​untitled [fantastic]

 In this work, there is almost nothing which can be called melody or motif in general. The acoustics is always crossing over between musical sounds and noise sounds, and pitches are also quite uncertain through the entire piece. Additionally, it has nearly no rhythms or beats there.

 

 This piece consists of 26 fragments, each of which takes one second in the shortest, or one and a half minutes in the longest to perform,  but they're all required to be performed continuously as attaca, so we wouldn't perceive each individual fragment clearly.

 This piece, as a whole, is hard to grasp definitely and extremely abstract like "water".

 

 However, it does have an "absolute construction" which put the whole together systematically. This construction is making the materials which are freely swaying back and forth develop or organize forcibly, and giving some restrictions to them. But on the other hand, it can be a trigger for players to breathe.

 

  "Fantastic" is the only word I, the composer, can come up with to describe the atmosphere, but I hope you will sharpen all your senses and experience what you listen to on your own.

​Yûta Bandoh

Note for ​untitled [fantastic]

 今作には一般にいうメロディーやモチーフと呼べるものがほとんど存在しません。音響は常に楽音とノイズを行き来し、音程も全編を通して非常にあいまいなところを突いていきます。またリズムや拍子もほとんどないも同然です。

 全体は26の断片から成り立っています。それぞれは最短で1秒、最長で1分半ほどですが、これらもすべてアタッカで続けて演奏されるので明確に単体としては知覚できません。

作品自体がまるで”水"のように、つかみどころがなく、非常に抽象的なのです。

ただし、作品全体を有機的に統括する"絶対的な構造"は存在しています。

 それは、常にたゆたいつづける素材を、強制的に発展させ、あるいは組織化させ、制約を与える一方、演奏者に大きな呼吸を与えます。

 作曲家自身にも、fantastic としか例えられない空間を、感覚を研ぎ澄まして体感していただければ幸いです。

​坂東 祐大

■Commissioned by Ami Itoh

■ver. Violin solo

■ver. Violin solo and live electronics (TRANS project )