(for sinfonietta, 2004)

Cirrus, Cirrocumulus and Cirrostratus are all names of cloud formations to be found in the upper region of the Troposphere. In this musical context they form a trilogy of pieces based on the same underlying compositorical idea. Cirrus or Cirro- is latin meaning a lock of hair. That is: individual hair put together in a collective bundle. Thus, all the pieces including Cirrostratus attempt to create a balance between individual and collective behaviour, where each individual voice brings forth the same musical material but always in slightly different ways.

Cirrostratus was commissioned by Radio France and BIT20.

Cecilie Ore

Chamber orchestra

1-1-1-0 1-1-1-0 perc: 2  2-1-1-1

duration: 15:30

commissioned by Radio France and BIT20

score available through

Cecilie Ore
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