Anders Brødsgaard JOKER, ATTACCA and REQUIEM
'Joker' was inspired by Keith Jarret's piano style, particularly as it unfolds in his famous concerts of solo improvisation. The title comes from the fact that a kind of 'joker effect' is built-in in the rhythmic play which disturbs the 'arithmetical problem' and forces the music to continue everytime a four-layered polyrhythm is about to come out.
'Attacca' is a wild(ly) uncontrolled outburst, which starts in the highest layers of cloud of four rows of overtones and gradually falls down in a more differentiated diatonic domain.
'Requiem' was composed in the memory of my father and the piece is about 'hearing voices'.