for wind and string sextet (2021, 4')

Risse, for flute, oboe, French horn, violin, viola and violoncello, was written for the Songbook of Future Memories project of Asko|Schoenberg. It was premiered and filmed in GRASpunt, Amsterdam, on 20 June 2021.

Risse is the German word for rips, or cracks. A pulsating and stretched-out harmonic sequence, played by string trio, calls out for melodies by the wind trio. Snatches of melodies arise, but before they can grow into a conversation, one by one the conversation partners withdraw, and leave. Only one remains, calling out...
© Arnold Marinissen 2021

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