Elusive Tangibility III: Clandestine Haze (2011)
Like the other pieces in the Elusive Tangibility cycle, Clandestine Haze follows the idea of a musical representation of the ephemeral. The fleeting, intangible, constantly shifting contours and the aesthetic charm that emanates from the work remain not merely external, as an inspiration or a pretext, but extend to the level of material and structure: blurring the boundary between tone colour and harmony, the timbre of the instruments involved sometimes seems indistinguishably merge. What results is a delicate yet compelling music of quiet strength.
Duration: 7 Minutes
Instrumentation: AFl(+BFl) BCl(+CbCl), Tbn, 1Perc, Vla, Vc
World Première: 24th May 2011, Cuvilliès Theatre, Munich; Ensemble Recherche
UK Première: 5th November 2011, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London; London Sinfonietta, Martyn Brabbins (Cond.)
Russian Première: 13th February 2020, Rakhmaninov Hall, Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow; Studio for New Music, Igor Dronov (Cond.)
Commissioned by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung
This piece was featured on the CD "Shadow Walker", and released on the Col Legno label.