reflections in a breaking glass door

reflections in a breaking glass door

7’ | wind ensemble

in face of rising Euroskepticism, I conceived this piece as a fusion of different European cultural elements and a plea for greater European integration. Right at the beginning, something shatters and, indecisively, shattered musical matter starts accumulating into an exuberant middle section. reflections in a breaking glass door wants to counter the fear of just facing different cultural elements by merging them at every step along the way.

reflections in a breaking glass door won first prize at the CoMA Maastricht Composition Competition and was included in the city’s official bid to become European Capital of Culture 2018.

instrumentation:
piccolo                                                    3 trumpets in C/B-flat
2 flutes                                                   2 horns in F
oboe                                                       tenor trombone
cor anglais                                               bass trombone
2 clarinets (E-flat/B-flat)         
bass clarinet                                            contrabass        
bassoon                                                  2 percussionists
contrabassoo                                           piano

premiere performance (Blazersensemble RAAK, Txemi Extebarria – conductor)