Georgia Kalodiki


Envelope (2004)

for timpani, percussion, symphonic orchestra

Duration: 11 min

Envelope PDF

Envelope, for timpani, percussion and symphony orchestra, is a piece based on the envelope description of a sound - that is the way its volume changes over time. The piece explores the possibilities of the sustaining power of different instruments, based on each instruments acoustic properties. The most significant element of the work, which constitutes its basic motivic idea and emerges as the primary controlling factor (as well as the main binding element in its construction) is the repeated-note idea.