bass trombone & harp 7′
Duo Attema Haring, International Harp Festival, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 23rd of May 2010
Score and parts (PDF) available on this website € 20,-
Visión Apocalíptica III is the third in a series of ‘visions’. The first vision was written for the New Trombone Collective and the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, the second for pianist Ivo Janssen and this third one for the Haring/Attema duo. Lago loves the trombone and the instrument plays an important role in his oeuvre. Attema is without any doubt one of the best bass- trombone-players in the world. Lago considers the harp to be the ultimate composers-candy-store: a supersized guitar, a whispering piano, a funky bass, all of that in one and much more. Haring is an exemplary performer with a very lyric touch. So when the duo approached him to write a piece this was a very welcome invitation. This third vision is the most hopefull and friendly sofar. The end is double major and the themes are sweet and lyrical. ‘Boschian’ menace however is also present in this vision; in the repeated notes by bass trombone and harp, in the’ funky’ 2nd theme, in the capricious way in which the maintheme makes its appearance, every time in another (diabolic) disguise.