“Unfolded as it were”, by Henrik Hellstenius. Performed by Cikada String Trio at June in Buffalo Festival 2017
Unfolded, as it were, is a piano trio composed on commission by Cikada Trio. This piece shifts between short sections, or moments, with repetition of a sparse material of chords and sound objects, and moves towards a more linear music. It begins in an environment of small cells of noise sound and repeated musical objects. Then it moves towards the linear outstretched music, unfolding gradually a long garland or chain of tight piano chords forming the nave the last part of the piece. The piece develops from fragmented music towards compound music, from objects towards process.
Odd Hannisdal -violin, Torun Stavseng -cello, Kenneth Karlsson – piano