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Gestes - Effleurements

/ Gesten - Streif(f)ungen

Is dedicated to the marvelous Streiff-Trio, that performed the work 1999 in Seoul during the Pan-Festival for the first time.
Very dense, in some way “orchestral” passages at the beginning of the trio lead “peu à peu” to a pizzicato section with a rarefaction of the texture. Emerging from the “points”, some very long notes are hold pianissimo by another instrument, creating artificial resonances. In the following “Durchführung” these elements are alternating very quickly. After a calm passage an intense climax follows leading to the “coda”: the cello is concluding the piece with a “choral”-melody…