«Rift» by Henrik Hellstenius performed by The Mivos Quartet at June in Buffalo Festival 2017
Rift for string trio is based on a very simple idea of descending and ascending lines. The lines in the piece are both written and improvised within strict limits. Basically all the material is derived from spectral chords, and could be listened to as combinations of harmonic and melodic material. The material for the piece was originally presented in another string trio for a dance performance. Then, years later commissioned by cellist Jakob Kullberg and Trio Aristos, it was re-composed into this present trio.
The Mivos Quartet