All details how to place and mount
instruments for Nebojsa's compositions.
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This is a information page about all of Zivkovic's multi-percussion
pieces. Select the piece you are interested in, and you
will get perfect information including all details which
will help you to build the set-up, select the right instruments
and see how original set-ups have been made by the composer
himself. At the same time you can also click to LISTEN some excerpts from the piece while viewing a
set-up. Hope you will find this information helpful!
||STPAX*STRAH : Listen Watch Video Clip
Strong, very intensive, contemporary, theatralic piece.
Using also a tape with loops of voice of
D. Shostakovich. Rather small set-up, also using parts of a
drum set. dur.
ca. 10 minutes
Spoken it is nothing but rhythm : Listen Watch Video
Groove piece using throughout 4 mallets, and some instruments
placed around vibraphone. Contemporary music, but using
several multi-tonal elements, with crazy rhythmic ending
dur. ca. 9 minutes
Castle of the Mad King : Listen Watch Video Clip
The challenging millennium piece! Composed for Nebojsa himself
and Evelyn Glennie. Unique set-up
with lot of stuff but
worth "building" this percussive "castle"
... Almost the same setup has been used in Zivkovic's
percussion Concerto no.1 ("Concerto of the mad Queen")
this is a Symphony for solo percussion! dur. ca. 17 minutes
Concerto of the Mad Queen (Percussion
concerto no.1) Watch
Listen: Beginning (4 minutes)Slow middle section (ca 3
minutes)Finale (ca 2 minutes)
This set-up is based on the Castle set-up. Just
few minor changes have been made. Vibraphone has been
added for a beautiful "valse" of the Mad
queen in the slow middle section, and crotales
have been taken away. Idea is, when "building"
Castle for the Solo piece, also to be able to perform
another CONCERTO with the SAME set-up. ...
una sonata : Listen
Composed in 2000/2001 for Evelyn Glenie and Emanuel Ax.
They did a world premiere in Londons Wigmore hall in March
2001. Small but interesting set-up using "Flats"
(tom-toms)an octave of Almglocken , Vibraphone, and some
other small percussion. Three movements, dur. ca. 14 minutes.
Arten Des Wassers : Listen (mov.1, mov.2, mov.3)
For two pianos and two percussionists. Here are the pictures
of both set-ups for percussionists. You need a lot of
instruments but at least there are no timpani :) In concerts,
this piece can be combined very well with with Bartok
from the Center of the Earth Listen: Movement
For Marimba/percussion and wind ensemble.
The latest concerto by Zivkovic, and already the most
performed piece. Tonal music in the "Egyptian-Like"
first movement on the marimba , and powerful and
mystic percussion runs in the second