OPUS 9

String Trio (2020)

One piece with a duration of ca. 13 Minutes. Dedicated to Amorsima Trio

NOTES — Opus 9 contends with working out mathematical processes whose underlying symmetries translate to distinctive musical and temporal gestures. The pervasive polyrhythmic hocketing and various “loop” repetitions and returns demarcate two of the most common groups of gestures. At the same time, there exists a related surface interaction among recognizable musical shapes, repeated melodic fragments, ostinati, preponderance of quarter-tone intervals, adaptation of local soundscape ecologies, momentary allusions, as well as citations from other works and periods.

Ultimately, their interaction highlights a desire for asymmetric and playful musical variations. Yet, the dialogue between surface comprehensibility and structural cohesion in Opus 9, is also informed by an analogous present understanding of the relationship between our societies and the uncertain climatic forces we must concern ourselves with.

Amorsima Trio performing Op.9 @

  • Mise-en place, New York City USA — Dec 2020
  • Voertman Hall, Denton USA — WP — Mar 29 2020 [POSTPONED]
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