for violoncello solo (~8')
commissioned by "Musik der Jugend"
compulsory piece of the competition "Gradus ad Parnassum"
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, 2007-11-14

Work description

Two section building bass models on the open strings (C-G-D-G, D-A) blend with a randomly generated (but repetition-avoiding) "melody line" of complementary pitches. By changing the participation of "melody" and bass, a kind of slow "waltz" is emerging. Simple generators (varied cycles of few elements) determine the playing techniques and dynamic models to establish variation within the continuously elegiac tone.
The unusual sequencing of common elements, some of them with a tonal tendency (open strings), causes a kind of irritation that I am especially interested.