Partly an ex­per­i­ment in tex­tural and nota­tional pos­sib­il­ities, Intensifications, for 2 vi­olas and cello, is in three short move­ments. Over the course of the work we move through a spec­trum of pitched to un­pitched sounds and back again, pushing the in­stru­ments’ sonic pos­sib­il­ities to the edges of aud­ib­ility and con­ven­tional tech­nique. Each move­ment is gov­erned by pro­cesses that treat the ma­terial to some kind of evol­u­tion, deep­ening some as­pect or other of the music, whether it is a cres­cendo and con­glom­er­a­tion of re­peated ges­tures or the com­pres­sion of a broad sweep to a quavering pi­an­is­simo tremble.

  • Instrumentation

    • 2 violas
    • 1 cello
  • Details

    • Duration: 6′