Echo Chamber for viola and orchestra
126.96.36.199-188.8.131.52-pno-hrp-3perc-viola solo-strings (2015) 19 minutes
Commissioned by Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir with support from Icelandic Radio Composers Fund.
First performance: January 26, 2017, Þórunn Ósk Marinósdóttir viola, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Daníel Bjarnason.
“In media, an echo chamber is a situation in which information, ideas, or beliefs are amplified or reinforced by transmission and repetition inside an “enclosed” system, where different or competing views are censored or disallowed.” (Wikipedia). This was the inspiration for my viola concerto. It has eight sections which explore different types of repetition.