Elongation of NightsElongation of Nights for string orchestra | 2009
Commissioned by the Lithuanian National Philharmonic for the concert series “Viva Musica Via Baltica” (Vilnius - European Capital of Culture) and composed for Sinfonietta Rīga
The structure of the two-layered score of “Elongation of Nights” reminds of the elongation of night while the day is getting shorter: one layer is setting down and getting quieter which makes way for the second layer that becomes louder and pulsates with elongating sounds. Every player has its own part (21 in total) similar to the echoes of a canon, thus such a monochromatic orchestra sounds like a utopian 84 string instrument. The harmony of the piece is based entirely on fifths, derived from the natural tuning of strings. Morton Feldman would have probably called such piece as “Fifths in my Life”.
Dedicated to autumning Vilnius.
Released by the Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre in 2010 in "Zoom in 8: new music from Lithuania".
Sinfonietta Rīga | cond. Normunds Šnē
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra | cond. Risto Joost/Robertas Šervenikas
BBC National Orchestra of Wales | cond. Garry Walker
National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova | cond. Robertas Šervenikas
Included into the programme of the ISMC World Music Days in Wrozlaw 2014