| ETCHING | 2010 for oboe solo 6'
The first part of
Etching is based on the small trumpet solo Blast. The title obviously refers to the graphic etching technique.  It seemed to me the sharp and insistent lines the oboe sketches in this piece might evoke the character of an etching, and furthermore graphics of this type are necessarily of modest dimensions as this composition.  As concerns the actual contents of this tableau it probably has to do with the connection between obstinacy and creativity
main performances
Reykjavík, March 6, 2010 (Eydís Franzdóttir)

| ORGORAS SPEAKS | 2009 for two clarinets solo, tbn. perc. vn. vla, vc, cb 12'
I created a two-headed beast by the name of Orgoras.  This is its message.
The piece was commissioned by the WDR and is affectionately dedicated to Beate Zelinsky and David Smeyers.

main performances
WDR, Cologne, February 2009

for recorder, violin and accordeon
This piece was written on commission from the Gaman trio for their Nordic tour in 2008 and 2009.

Forgotten Step may be seen as the attempt to remember an imaginary dance step long forgotten.  One may try different methods to approach it: will it be the rhythm, the melody or maybe the sound or the character which will finally enable you to recall the step?  Once in a while you concentrate on one aspect, seeming you are just about to get it, but then you don't really get on.  Finally it turns out that maybe it wasn't really the dance itself that haunted you but the context and you start concentrating as much on the colour as on the step.  Exactly how all this ends is up to the listener to judge.