Dancing in a Prism (2016), for solo cello.
Cellist: Luca Colardo (New Made Ensemble, Milan, Italy)
The piece starts from a free interpretation of the rhythms of a traditional Norwegian dance (a "gangar"), but the energetic dance parts form a contrast with lyrical, dreaming moments, almost recalling a medieval viol. All the proportions, rhythms, phrasing, durations and metronome markings are strictly derived from the intervals made by the first structural notes (CADH). Thus, the dance and the dream are filtered and refracted as in a prism, hence the title.