PARAFRASI.1 opens a composition cycle for different instruments and chamber ensembles which draws on jazz. That shouldn’t be taken to mean that the pieces are variations on or processings of jazz themes in the strict sense of the word, but rather a research into the possibilities of translating the defining elements of jazz into the language of contemporary classical music. The starting point of each work shall be a fragment, a melodic or rhythmical phrase from a certain standard. Or, why not, just a musical gesture or the atmosphere of a certain theme – a chord or a rhythmical formula. The result shall be an autonomous music material, filtered and metamorphosed, but, should the hope and intention of the author come through, still retaining a shadow, a flavor of the initial musical idea. And, implicitly, of the expression and atmosphere of jazz.

The work has been composed for and dedicated to the Archaeus ensemble and its artistic director, the composer Liviu Danceanu


PARAFRASI.1 deschide ciclul de compozitii pentru diverse tipuri de instrumente si ansambluri camerale, avand ca sursa de inspiratie muzica de jazz. Nu este vorba de variatiuni sau prelucrari, in sens strict, ale unor teme propriu-zise ci de o cercetare a posibilitatilor de traducere in limbaj muzical contemporan cult, a elementelor definitorii caracteristice jazzului. Punctul de pornire al fiecarei lucrari va fi o frantura, o idee melodica sau ritmica dintr-o tema anume, tip ”standard”. De ce nu, doar gestul muzical sau, pur si simplu, atmosfera unei anumite teme; un acord sau o formula ritmica. Va rezulta un material muzical filtrat si metamorfozat, de sine statator, dar care (aceasta este intentia si speranta autorului) va pastra o umbra, un parfum al ideii muzicale initiale. Si, implicit, al expresiei si atmosferei jazzului.

Lucrarea este compusa si dedicata ansamblului Archaeus si conducatorului sau artistic, compozitorul Liviu Danceanu.