(184.108.40.206. – 220.127.116.11. – 2 Perc.: [Tp., Vibr., Glock., Crot., Cp., Tot., 2 Tt., 2 Ps., Gc., 2 Wbl., Guiro, Claves] – Ar. – A.: 18.104.22.168.2)
Commissioned by Orchestra della Toscana for the third edition of the festival PLAY IT!
Premiere: 27 March 2014, Florence; Orchestra della Toscana conducted by Carlo Rizzari.
The title comes from the first lines of the poem Ariel, one of the most controversial texts by Sylvia Plath.
It speaks of a mad horse race: a metaphor for life itself, whose final goal is death. “Stasis in Darkness”: a breath, followed by a lacerating wrench on the strings that opens a breach in the stillness of the night, from which we gradually break away, to build one last great surge towards the light.