David Philip Hefti [1975 *]


mosaic for violoncello solo

Klangscherben (Shards of Sound) Mosaic for Solo Cello was written in early 2011 to a commission from Thomas Grossenbacher, to whom it is also dedicated. It was composed shortly after I finished my Cello Concerto Gegenklang ('Counter-sound') that was first performed by Thomas Grossenbacher. Whole passages were torn out of their context in Gegenklang and formed anew made, as it were, into shards and then stuck together again. These combinations result in a colourful mosaic, which allows the original motives to appear in a new light. The structural references, the tempo relations and the relations between motives unite the individual mosaic pieces into a multi-facetted picture.

D. P. H.