Around Circles (2006) for solo Clarinet

The piece was commissioned by YOUrope Together Project, organized by Philharmonie Essen, 2006

Made up of two contrasting / complementary sections, the work is based on a very simple musical idea; Trills. While in the first section, there are long-trilled passages in different registers, in the second section, the trills occur between vivacious melodic lines.

In that sense the first section can be understood as a plain background, and the second section as a curvy, mobile melodic lines on the background, which reminds me Kandinsky’s Around the Circle, from 1940.

Füsun Köksal

March, 2006 / Chicago