Sarah Davachi – Diptych

Sarah Davachi – Diptych

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Photo: Sarah Davachi performing at Waterworks Museum (2018)

Diptych is a piece composed by Sarah Davachi for viola (Victor Guaita Igual) and telescope aulos (Lukas De Clerck). The Telescopic Aulos is a self-designed, collapsible, metal double-pipe, based on the double-reeded instrument of ancient Greek origin.

Diptych delves into the intricate nuances of duality. This duality is expressed through the interaction of the musicians – Ï Î (Lukas De Clerck and Victor Guaita Igual) and Sarah Davachi – and in the distinct functions of the aulos’ two independent pipes, serving as both a chanter and drone. In addition to accentuating inherent dualities within the performance environment, composer Sarah Davachi focuses on the role of the viola. This instrument provides a foundational structure characterised by shifting dyads throughout the composition. Given the challenges of precise tuning in the aulos’ frequency spectrum, a broader application of microtonality is incorporated. This approach enables the two performers to dynamically navigate moments of perceived consonance and dissonance in real time, challenging conventional interpretations of these terms in the context of harmonic relationships.
(45 min)

Commissioned by Sonic Acts as part of New Perspectives for Action, a project by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the European Union. Co-produced by De Bijloke and STUK with the support of Flanders State of the Art (2024)
Premiere: Sonic Acts Biennial 2024

This work is available for touring!
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Amsterdam (NL)