liquid crystal (2022)

9’; orchestra 2.2.2 (2-bcl).2 – 4.2.2 (2-bass).0 – perc. – str.

I imagined a sonic architecture that likens itself to the properties of liquid crystals – a state of matter that has properties of both liquids and solid crystals. Within the piece’s long and flowing tones, a certain liquidity takes shape. However, in its numerical harmonies and propensity for rhythmic pulsing, crystal structures emerge. The chemical bond holding the piece together is the use of pitched crystal glasses – liquid in crystal, vibrating.

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