Figures Outside a Dacha, with Snowfall, and an Abbey in the Background (2020-2022)
Duration: c.18 Minutes
Instrumentation: 2(1+Picc,2=AFl+BFl). 0. 2(1+BCl,2=BCl+CbCl). 2(2=Cbsn). ASax. TSax. / 2. 2(2=Flug). 2 (2+ATbn). 1 / EGuit. Pno. 2Perc. / Strings 9. 9. 6. 6. 6. / Live Electronics
World Première: 21st January 2023; WDR Funkhaus Wallrafsplatz, Köln; WDR Sinfonieorchester, Manuel Nawri (cond.); Carl Faia, Steven Daverson (elec.)
UK Première: 22nd October 2023; Barbican Centre, London; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ilan Volkov (cond.); Carl Faia, Steven Daverson (elec)
Co-commissioned by WDR Sinfonieorchester and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
The practical, notational, and aesthetic elements of the electronics for this piece—including instrumental amplification, reverbs, re-synthesised bell sounds, and spatialisation—were created in collaboration with Carl Faia, whose generosity and support throughout this project was invaluable.