the physics of fog, swirling

for alto flute, Bb clarinet, 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba, harp, piano, 2 percussion, violin, viola, cello

the physics of fog, swirling imagines the ensemble as an ocean of various fog waves in motion– suspending, swirling, and absorbing the space in which they dwell. Although fog muffles, it also allows for a way of seeing and sensing familiar things anew:

Enveloped in fog,

mind wipes and thus ignites,

with bright inner light.

– Fog Haiku, Mamta Agarwal

Commissioned by Ensemblekollektiv for Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik with funds from The Ernst Von Siemens Foundation

Listen to the piece performed by Ensemblekollektiv, conducted by Titus Engel:

Look at an excerpt and purchase the score and performance materials from PSNY: