Ferdi Schukking DVD's 'Goodbye'
Goodbye is a composition of 34:30 minutes which can be played live on soprano and tenorsaxophone with a laptop and beamer. Ruud van Helvert playes the drums, the other instruments are samples. In performances I can play solo or with drummer Ruud.
The premiére took place in the Agnietenkapel, Gouda in october 2004 in Artcentre Burgvliet. The film which was projected on the wall reacted on the movement of the music.
The six parts of the music are different in colour and atmosphere. The rhythme continues in a quiet way. There are also recordings of the train in Woerden on the DVD and my son Jelle (two years old) whispers his comments in his own incomprehensible language.
I played two versions with Ruud. On the first we accompanied a swarm of starlings. They were looking for a place to sleep and flew the most beautifull figures as a ballet in the air. I held the camera on the same position. You'll see the birds come in and out. You can download a fragment of this movie above.
On the second version the movement of the music is viewed on the screen in a computer animation.
The DVD 'Goodbye' is composed with the 'Toonklok' of Peter Schat. In six parts eight hours of the clock are being played with the same chord structure:
The 2nd part of the composition is written with the 5th hour. The interval structure is a minor second, perfect fourth. Steering by the 2nd hour. I used three groups of four notes instead of four groups of three notes. That's why you could also say it's the 7th hour steering (f-sharp, c-sharp, e-flat).
The following parts are on the DVD :