Swiveling in a Flexible Unison (2021)

  • Instrumentation

    Flute (piccolo), oboe (english horn), clarinet (bass and e-flat), bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, percussion I, percussion II, harp, piano, violin I, violin II, viola, cello and double bass.

  • Duration

    11 min.

  • Commission

    BIT20 Ensemble

  • First performance

    BIT20 Ensemble
    Christian Karlsen (con.)

    Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway.

While composing "Swiveling in a Flexible Unison" I tried to forget that the piece would eventually have to get a final structure, instead focusing on pursuing spontaneous thoughts and ideas that emerged during the process. On a note above my desk I had written down these few words: dead ends, failed attempts, illusions, surprises, and mirages. Coordinates to navigate by.

The work was nominated for the Edvard Price (TONO) in 2022.

Recording from the premiere: