Taking ‘Frühlingstraum’ from Schubert’s Winterreise as its starting point, Icebloom is a mini­ature that at­tempts to ad­dress some of the re­la­tion­ships de­tailed in the song’s text. Wilhelm Müller’s poem presents a vign­ette of ab­sence, ima­gin­a­tion and memory, and it is the re­la­tion­ship between ab­sence and pres­ence that is glanced at in Icebloom’s brief mo­ments: lim­inal sounds vaguely out­line the ghosts of Schubert’s piano, and skeletal rem­nants drift through the thin hissing of the wind.

Icebloom was written for the Metapraxis Ensemble’s Winterreise Project and was se­lected by the Curious Chamber Players for reading ses­sions at the Impuls Academy 2013, Graz, Austria.

  • Instrumentation

    • Violin
    • Cello
    • Piano
    • Music box
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