Performed in Dublin, Clifden, Letterkenny, Birr, Sligo and Castlebar between 7th and 12th November 2018 by Russian violinist Yury Revich and German cellist Benedict Kloeckner.
St. Finian's Church in Dublin 2 on Wednesday 7th November
2018.3 emerged out of some improvisations on the viola da gamba, and aims to find common ground between the sound of the viol and of the violin family. I wrote the piece straight after two very complex works, full of things that were difficult to write and are difficult for players to learn. Perhaps in reaction to this, I made this piece into a semi-improvised work with a very open, warm sound world. It seemed natural to leave some elements of the piece open to improvisation, given that the material was worked out that way in the first place. As I worked out the material, I looped short snippets of recorded chords and played over them, trying to find shared resonances and moments of conflict.
- Sebastian Adams