Spectra Ensemble asked me to write a comment on the first movement of Beethoven's last string quartet, Opus 132. Out of esteem I decided not to go standing too close to the master. Instead, in Cloud Chamber I am looking at Beethoven from a distance. Like his contemporary Kaspar David Friedrich puts the ‚Rückenfiguren’ in his paintings as a small silhouet, in rear view, and as part of a vast landscape. Cloud Chamber was commissioned by Spectra Ensemble. The work is dedicated to Richard Rijnvos and John Snijders.
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Piccolo Clarinet in B-flat Percussion Piano Violin Viola Violoncello
Commissioned by Spectra Ensemble.
November 8, 2008, Sint-Truiden (Belgium) by Spectra Ensemble & Filip Rathé