Silpium Mons


Duration: ca. 9‘10´´
Instrumentation: Bassoon
Equipment: Mobile Sound Systems

List of performances

Bassoon: Maria Brigitte Gstättner | live recording session@amann studio | Amann Studio | Vienna, Austria [23/06/2012] // Bassoon: Erhard Ploner | Ausrasten | TENM – Tiroler Ensemble für Neue Musik | Vierundeinzig | Innsbruck, Austria [20/01/2019]


Silpium Mons for bassoon and sound projection is part of the cycle “17/2”, which contains exclusively compositions for a solo instrument and sound projection written in 17/2 measure, all with a tempo indication of ½=17.

The sound projection in Silpium Mons is based on sound recordings for which the lowest common denominator is the phenomenon of fire (and/or burning): chimney fires, gas, volcanic eruptions, to name a few. At the same time, the composition Silpium Mons is also a continuation of my fascination with the variety of astronomical phenomena – in this case, the “mountains” of Jupiter’s moon Io. Their special feature is an extremely pronounced volcanism, which is not surpassed by any other celestial body of the solar system.

Belma Bešlić-Gál [04/2012]