string quartetduration: 15:00commissioned by WDR-WestDeutche Rundfunk Kölnscore available through

recording: Fabra FBRCD-05

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(for string quartet, 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 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 Cirrus 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.
Cirrus was commissioned by WDR-WestDeutche Rundfunk Köln.

Cecilie Ore