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Naïve waltz


Naïve waltz was written in the early 90’s as part of the score for a dance project with Reinhild Hoffmann’s Dance Theatre in Bochum. Reinhild Hoffmann asked me to write about 10 waltzes of which she would choose a couple. With each of the waltzes I set myself a particular framework within which I would create a piece. For the Naïve waltz I decided to work with laconic material, reminiscent of Satie. As it was a dance piece, for a particular purpose, there is perhaps a flair of ‘incompleteness’ about it, because the structure of the choreography dictated its form. It existed only as an archival recording for at least 10 years until one day someone asked to perform it live, so I then transcribed it and the piece has had a few performances since.

from notes by Elena Kats-Chernin © 2011


Studio Master: SIGCD236Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 12 on SIGCD236 [2'09] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD236 track 12

Recording date
1 January 2010
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Alexander Van Ingen & Tim Oldham
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Dance (SIGCD236)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: February 2011
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