for string trio(2002)
|Commission||Written for the ASCH Trio|
|Premiere||July 18, 2002, Cheltenham International Festival of Music, St Andrew’s Church, Toddington; ASCH trio - Roman Mints, violin • Maxim Rysanov, viola • Kristina Blaumane- cello|
The main objective of this work is to show the unity which exists within the string trio. I was most fascinated to explore string techniques transforming the trio sound to one of a completely different instrument. At the very beginning there is a suggestion of an accordion sound and later of a brass fanfare. The piece is in three inter-linking sections: reflective - lively - stretto of the main musical ideas. The title is a reminder that aiming to visualise sound is one of the most satisfying experiences our imagination can give us through music.
– Dobrinka Tabakova