Commissioned by The Royal Danish Orchestra and The Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
Piano Solo bring a Marimba mallet for playing inside the Piano
String Orchestra (6-6-4-4-2) the number of string players may be doubled; 12-12-8-8-4 if doubling the strings then Desk 1 means Desk 1+2, Desk 2 means 3+4 etc.
General: The set-up on stage is important, with two Violin groups on each side on the platform: Vilin 1 lefts and Violin 2 right, as seen from the audience
1st Movement: In bar 1 & 7 the entire string group should adjust their intonation to the Double Basses and their natural harmonics. In the rest of the movement normal intonation should be used. The slow and rhythmical vibrato pulse should follow the accents
2nd Movement: The 10/5 meter is divided into two beats, and the dotted lines show the position of the second beat in each bar
3rd Movement: no comment
4th Movement: The very high harmonics are intended as mostly a high 'airy' sound. The small gliss/portamenti that will invariably occur in the fast shofts of positions are intended