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Arturas Bumsteinas:
What Happened Between Tristan And Isolde (2001)
for flute, clarinet in b, violin and piano(or tape)

Download an excerpt from a performance of this piece here: mfbumstein.mp3 (1:32 minutes, 1.4Mb).

The piece is composed using Wagner's "tristanic" accord. It was reduced and manipulated till it was good to be used in Feldman's way:

Long, frozen sounds; pure, non-vibrato tones; melodic gestures; static rhythm ... this is the terms which could describe Morty's music ... and mine too. I can't avoid it.

It's like looking at the music through a microscope ...

The piece is sad.

Arturas Bumsteinas, Vilnius, 2001