For the hills

Both of these pieces were written for ensemble Schallfeld, who played them during a concert at St. Andrä Kirche in Graz. The priest who gave us a loan of the hall - Hermann Glettler - since went on to become the bishop of Innsbruck. He did some pretty interesting work in St. Andrä while he was in Graz, it’s an interesting church if you ever get to have a look, I can remember seeing a life sized crucifix covered in tiny mirrors. [Read More]

die drei Enkelinnen des Meeres

The rhythmical structure for this composition was created using weather data collected by the Met Éireann weather station that is positioned at Belmullet, County Mayo in Ireland. At the time, I was very interested in observing naturally occuring processes and letting them structure the composition. Similar to the types of aleatoric processes used by composers like John Cage in the 20th century. At the end of the day, the process is not really essential to what one hears in the piece - that usually ends up being sound in any event - getting some of the structural work out of the way with this sort of a procedure sort of clears the way for making decisions related to the orchestration. [Read More]