fl., eng.hn., b-cl.
commissioned by Ensemble Recherche
score available through www.nb.no/noter
(for wind trio, 2002)
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 compositorial 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 Cirrocumulus attempt to create a balance between individual and collective behavior, where each individual voice brings forth the same musical material but always in slightly different ways.
Cirrocumulus was commissioned by Ensemble Recherche.