Das Graue Licht

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This piece was commissioned by Ergodos as one of four interludes for Ioana Petcu-Colan to intersperse between each dance of Bach’s Partita in D minor for solo violin. Specifically, this piece was commissioned to follow the Giga, and thus precede the Chaconne.

My piece remembers a moment from the Giga, as if turning a talisman over in one’s hand. It pauses and looks back. The breathing slows, and hopefully the mind clears.

The title (“the grey light” in German) is a reference to the atmosphere in Berlin in late December when I was writing the piece

Subtitle: An interlude for Ioana Petcu-Colan
Instrumentation: solo violin
Duration: circa 3′
Date of composition: 2012
Commissioned by Ergodos for Ioana Petcu-Colan.
First Performance: Ergodos presents Ioana Petcu-Colan, violin, at The Little Museum of Dublin, Wednesday 16 January 2013.
Recording: https://soundcloud.com/garrett-sholdice/das-graue-licht-2012
Score: Please email orders@ergodos.ie to obtain the latest score.