The Elements

The Elements (2012) 25 minutes.
First performance: Reykjavík 2012, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, John Storgårds.
Instrumentation: 3.3.3.3.-4.3.3.1-perc3-pft-hrp-timp-strings.
Commissioned by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.

Ambitious five movement work inspired by the old ideas on the elements. From raw, trembling noises to etheral whispering sounds. The movements are titled: Earth Pulse, Melting, Ether, “dies a bitter death into his horn”, and Dark Era. The movements can be performed individually.

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

The Elements (score-beginning)

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