Per Nørgård GEMINI RISING for harpsichord solo
First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is
The title literally Ascending Twins - was borrowed from astrological terminology but refers, purely musically, to two essential circumnstances in the work: A constant duplicity in the melodic basis, as well as an almost constantly ascending tendency. Even when - as is the case in the start - falling figures appear, the combination of several such figures produces an ascending impression.
GEMINI RISING was composed for Elisabeth Chojnacka and premiered at a concert in Copenhagen in November 1990.