Improving the practice and performance of contemporary music

Interpretational difficulties

Musical tactics

All of Billone’s pieces are very long - Mani. Δίκη, about 28 minutes long, is the longest solo in the Billone solo percussion repertoire - and the musical material is so different from what we are accustomed to, that it is difficult to plan a musical tactic for these pieces. In a way, the music is very expressive and gestural, which made me choose for an intuitive approach: not really shaping or phrasing, just seeing what comes next. Using this tactic, you can also achieve his demand of moving from one movement of the piece into another without connection, as a total surprise.