Obsessions Sombres (2012)

for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Commissioned by the 2012 ALEA III workshop
Premiere: Alea III, Conductor: Theodore Antoniou
Tsai Performance Center, Boston, March 26th, 2012
Duration: 11’min


My principal intention in Obsessions Sombres was to build a short work whose materials would be exclusively derived from a single sonic idea, that is, a chromatic trill that ends up with a cluster-chord in the piano, and which returns repeatedly as an obsession.

The work was commissioned by the 2012 ALEA III workshop for young composers.

Other Performances:

Dissonart Ensemble, Darmstadt, July 27th, 2012
Selected for the 2012 Darmstadt Summer School’s call for scores

Curious Chamber Players, Conductor: Rei Munakata, July 7th, 2013
Time Music Festival, Viitasaari, Finland

© 2020 Ioannis Angelakis