Winter Apprehension (6 players)

Winter Apprehension (2005) for flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, cello and playback. 9 minutes.
First performance: Reykjavík February 2006, Caput Ensemble, Daniel Bjarnason.

Vetrarkvídi means winter´s dread or apprehension. The word is also used for spider threads that are sometimes visible in grass fields in the late summer and are believed to bode a hard winter.  The electronic sounds are mostly reworkings of fragments from my own music and create resonance for the ensemble. Vetrarkvídi was composed for Caput and is dedicated to its members.

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