George De Decker - WIT in WIT

WIT in WIT

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George De Decker
George De Decker - WIT in WIT

George De Decker wrote the aria WIT IN WIT (White in White) on commission for the piano recital of 14 November 2017 in the Witte Zaal in deSingel (Antwerp, Belgium). After the performance by pianist Geert Callaert the relationship with the aria of Johann Sebastian Bachs Goldberg Variations became clear. Bachs Goldberg Variations are canon, every pianist relates to this piece at one time or another. A myriad of versions and arrangements De Decker has listened to and analysed, the ear a knife, in every variation he cut in, looking for the razor-sharp core: what is the essence? The key and the character of the original composition were preserved, the redundant was skinned until with every variation, only the sound skeleton remained. The result is a new composition for piano solo and audiotape, but essentially WIT IN WIT is a landscape, a fragile relief of tone, sound and silence. A note that resounds so long that it stretches into a panorama. A dissonant that digs depth, and in that depth, rock formations take shape from tone clusters, the air filled with oscillating overtones. Sometimes a certain variation had finished for half a minute before the lack of sound attracted attention, so subtle. De Decker makes sound change into silence that is never empty, but in itself again becomes sound, designer and carrier of the music.

George De Decker - WIT in WIT
Tracklist
    1. Aria (11:01) - G. De Decker
    2. Variation I (04:05) - G. De Decker
    3. Variation II (04:01) - G. De Decker
    4. Variation III (04:51) - G. De Decker
    5. Variation IV (03:30) - G. De Decker
    6. Variation V (03:38) - G. De Decker
    7. Variation VI (06:39) - G. De Decker
    8. Variation VII (04:49) - G. De Decker
    9. Variation VIII (07:09) - G. De Decker
    10. Variation IX (03:45) - G. De Decker
    11. Variation X (04:48) - G. De Decker
    12. Variation XI (04:24) - G. De Decker
    13. Variation XII (02:28) - G. De Decker
    14. Variation XIII (04:28) - G. De Decker
    15. Variation XIV (04:42) - G. De Decker
    16. Variation XV (04:13) - G. De Decker

    1. Variation XVI (04:11) - G. De Decker
    2. Variation XVII (02:35) - G. De Decker
    3. Variation XVIII (05:11) - G. De Decker
    4. Variation XIX (04:13) - G. De Decker
    5. Variation XX (04:54) - G. De Decker
    6. Variation XXI (04:32) - G. De Decker
    7. Variation XXII (04:45) - G. De Decker
    8. Variation XXIII (04:29) - G. De Decker
    9. Variation XXIV (05:34) - G. De Decker
    10. Variation XXV (05:07) - G. De Decker
    11. Variation XXVI (05:18) - G. De Decker
    12. Variation XXVII (04:43) - G. De Decker
    13. Variation XXVVIII (04:43) - G. De Decker
    14. Variation XXVIIII (05:26) - G. De Decker
    15. Variation XXX (05:12) - G. De Decker
    16. Aria (reprise) (11:14) - G. De Decker