instrumentation: (piano trio) violin, cello, piano
composition year: 2014
total time: 10 min.
commissioned by: Fidelio Trio
supported by: Austrian Cultural Department
premiere: 2014.07.09, Fidelio Trio, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin
edited by: LondonHall Editions, Austria
concerts with this piece:
2014.07.09, Fidelio Trio, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin
2014.11.17, Fidelio Trio, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
Simon van Rysewyk has affirmed: "Mimicry refers to the tendency to adopt the behavioral expressions of interaction partners. According to Wittgenstein, mimicry typically occurs outside of conscious awareness, and without any intent to mimic or imitate". From a musical point of view, this idea developed in the field of the study of facial expression let us think that the act of playing together would means, for a musician, to interact not only with a piece of paper and an instrument in order to produce music. Musicians play together watching direct at their eyes, going together (or not) with their arms and feeling the breathing of the other. Every one of those physical and cognitive facts make the music happens. When I compose, I'm always aware of this "private musical language": I try to imagine the musicians behaviour on the scene, how their eyes move or how their body react to one section that I've written for them. For me, composing involves taking ahead this feeling of mimicry "outside of conscious awareness", quoting Wittgenstein.
Mimik has been supported by the Austrian Cultural Department.