Spiral

Spiral (1992) for ensemble. 19 minutes.
First performance: Skálholt 1992, Caput Ensemble, Gudmundur Óli Gunnarsson.
Instrumentation: 2.1.1.0-0.0.1.0-perc:vib/glsp-hrpsch-2vln.vla.2vc.db.
The title refers to the harmonic structure of the piece, which is related to the chaconne. A chord progression is repeated going in circles but at the same time moving away from its original point of departure. SPIRAL consists of seven parts; three main sections, two interludes, prolog and epilog. The piece was composed in 1991-92 and is dedicated to the Caput Ensemble.

For further information please contact Iceland Music Information at itm@mic.is or the composer at hato@simnet.is

Spiral (excerpt)

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