INSTRUMENTATION: amplified alto flute, amplified bass clarinet, 2 percussions (including radio), guitar (including radio), piano, violin, cello



PREMIERE: July 22nd, 2012 at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, at Orangerie, by Curious Chamber Players, conducted by Rei Munakata

COMMISSION: Kulturrådet/Kranichsteiner Stipendium

ABOUT:  In sophomore structures of molten light I have used my field recordings from Paris, Stockholm and Tokyo in relation to newly recorded material from the dusk and dawn of Svolvær in Lofoten in northern Norway. The new material includes sounds from a deserted fishing harbour during midnight, and choirs of seagulls chanting in the storm at sunrise. Short fragments of recorded “street situations” have been analysed in detail and translated in to layers of instrumental playing. On a documentary level interesting and unexpected timings among city activities can sometimes occur, but my aim was to transform the material into a semi fictional world, a “staged” version of the original urban moment, where parameters such as timing, dynamic and timbre have developed new dramatic significances with purposeful interactions.