Stemma

Stemma (Rhyme) (1997) for ensemble. 9 minutes.
First performance: Reykjavík 1999, Caput Ensemble, Gudmundur Óli Gunnarsson.
Instrumentation: 1.1.1.1-1.1.1.0-perc(1)-pft(cel)-2vln.vla.vc.db.
Stemma is based on an Icelandic folksong. It is a relatively fast and chromatic song with rhythmic complexity. Very untypical indeed, since a lot of Icelandic folkmusic is slow and melancolic. Fragments from the song are repeated and strecthed both horizontally and vertically to the extent that they become unrecognizable.

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

Stemma excerpt

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