Commissioned Rosetta Ensemble
Opus Number 79
Category Chamber music
Year 2021
Duration 17
Instrumentation Alto and sopranino recorder, violin, organ
Premiere 10th of August 2021 at Vantaa BRQ

Program note

Everything in life is vibration” Einstein said, which he proved through quantum physics. When everything is vibration, even emotions and souls have frequencies. These vibrations can be in harmony and amplify each other, or at times in disharmony and create friction. If everything is vibration, then no vibration is equal to nonexistence. If the soul and emotions are vibrations, how would they sound? In this piece I explore different frequencies of vibrations of emotions. 

The different movements are called upon different emotions and states of mind. The first movement “Playfulness” is exactly as the name says: cheerful and playful, constantly moving, in all directions. The second movement “Apathy” is a very low vibration, hardly a vibration at all. When you are apathetic you have a hard time being, a hard time “vibrating” at your true capacity at all, so you are close to a state of not existing at all. The third movement “Fear and Anger” portrays a rise of emotion from terror, via anxiety and resentment to hate and anger. Also covert hostility is portrayed in this movement, though ironically in parts. The last movement “Serenity of Beingness” is about building up yourself to your “most consonating frequency possible”. As in life, finding a balance is about swinging back and forth to find a good place.

In the music I have explored the possibilities of vibrations in consonance and dissonance with each other. I have explored the edges of being in all its  extremes. I have also incorporated morse code as well as overtone harmonies. 

The piece is commissioned by the Rosetta Ensemble and premiered 10th of August 2021 at the baroque music festival Vantaa BRQ in Finland. 

Performances

World premiere 10th of August 2021 at the Vantaa BRQ Festival