Instrumentation: 18.104.22.168.-0.1.1.0-perc-pft-vln.vla.vc.db. Duration: 22 min.
First performance: Reykjavík 2004, Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra, Paul Zukofsky.
Sería, for an ensemble of ten players, is a brilliant example of Tómasson´s inventive and colorful approach to instrumentation. The work unfolds as a series of six duos that alternate with six movements scored for the full ensemble. The duos are all built around the same set of motives, but the instrumentation of each is unique: piano and vibraphone, violin and bass trombone, for example. Each duo is then “recycled” and appears as a variation for the full ensemble.