Renderings I (2017)
Clarinet, violin, viola and violoncello
Sentralen, Oslo, Norway
Renderings I is the first piece in a series of works where my aim is to explore the possibilities of variation forms through the idea of "rendering".
In Renderings I, four distinct passages of music are first displayed: (1) wide-ranged sustained chords with swells, (2) short accented chords with an echo pitch, (3) a longer section with a clarinet solo accompanied by the strings and then, finally (4) a brief pointillistic and more percussive texture. By rendering these four sections through different sets of processes, new material is created. This way of working gives materials that branch out in many different directions yet connected through structures, gestures and timbres.