Dr. Vera Ivanova, Composer
Vera Ivanova,
composer

'...internationally recognized as an emerging artist of great talent.'

Campus Times (University of Rochester/Eastman)

Aura

for clarinet solo (2011)

Greek in origin, the word "Aura" has multiple meanings, which stand for "air; atmosphere; sensation..." These meanings are interpreted in the piece through the use of extended techniques.

Program Notes:
The idea of this piece came to me in conversation with the clarinetist Virginia Costa Figueiredo, who asked me to write a piece for clarinet. Another clarinetist, Andrew Leonard, made a lot of suggestions on notation and extended techniques and gave the first performance of Aura.

The word aura has multiple meanings:
au·ra [awr-uh]:
1. a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; air; atmosphere: an aura of respectability; an aura of friendliness.
2. a subtly pervasive quality or atmosphere seen as emanating from a person, place, or thing.
3. Pathology. a sensation, as of lights or a current of warm or cold air, preceding an attack of migraine or epilepsy.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < >-Quoted from Dictionary.com, LLC. Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved.

Instrumentation
clarinet
Duration
c. 7-12 minutes
Premiere
2012, Synchromy concert series, Andrew Leonard (clarinet)
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Performances:

November 6th, 2017 - 5:00pm
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011) - Francois Houle
The Annex (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
This performance is a part of the 2017 World Music Days festival in Vancouver, for which my piece was selected to represent Russian ISCM section.
March 4th, 2016
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011)
This performance is a part of the 2016 USF New Music Festival.
November 20th, 2013
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011) - Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
Saint-Petersburg House of Composers (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
"Aura" was performed by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble's clarinettist Oleg Tanstov.
January 28th, 2013
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011) - Oleg Tantsov, MCME
November 22nd, 2012
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011)
Moscow Autumn International Festival (Moscow, Russia)
November 8th, 2012
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011) - Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
Salmon Recital Hall, Chapman University (Orange, CA)
November 6th, 2012
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011) - Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
UC Berkley (Berkley, CA)
Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
Word Premiere
May 20th, 2012
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011) - Andrew Leonard