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Black Ink on Rice Paper (2018)

for violin, cello and piano

Duration: 9' 30''

Commissioned by Fidelio Trio for 'Fidelio Trio Winter Chamber Season'

Premiere: 1 December 2017, Belvedere House, Dublin; performed by Fidelio Trio (Darragh Morgan violin, Adi Tal cello, Mary Dullea piano).

Broadcast by BBC Radio 3 New Music Show on 22 May 2021.

Just like a monochromatic picture where the subjects are painted with black ink in varying shades ranging from pure black to all the nuances that can be obtained by diluting it with water, the score is inhabited by a suspended matter around which subtle plays of accumulation and micro-variations are drawn: a sonic labyrinth where silence and saturation seem to endlessly blend, evoking a distant world, absent, almost dead, where everything seems to be transformed into a nocturnal vision

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