Monolith Passing – 2009
Written in the autumn of 2009, the featured recording of this piece is the premiere which took place at Het Nutshuis, in Den Haag on November 8th.
The conception of the piece has much to do with a slow progression through the harmonic series. A slow moving chorale illustrates this while audio from 2 large speakers periodically exhibits a sub-harmonic relationship mirroring the same idea. The percussion, spaced throughout a large concert hall, balances the organization of the speakers while the euphonium player, who gradually moves between these two well-defined points in the space, illustrates a simple theatrical gesture unfolding over the course of the entire piece.
String Quartet:Louella Alatiit, Hollas Longton, Estela Briceno Mezquita, Lise Pechenart
Horn: Ingi Gardar Erlendsson
Percussion: Juan Martinez, Aldo Aranda.
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