Inside II (2019)
Introduction

Inside II is a single movement duet for soprano and percussion. In a highly fragmentary style, the work depicts the inner life of a woman struggling with sadness, anxiety and loneliness. Despite her persistent gloomy thoughts, she realizes she must accept her aloneness as an inescapable facet of her life. All text fragments are derived from the diaries of the American painter and sculptor Eva Hesse (1936-1970).


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Instrumentation

    soprano

    percussion (1)
         2 woodblocks
       4 temple blocks
       vibraphone
       2 bongos (1 pair)
       snare drum
       1 tom-tom (low / floor tom)
       1 susp. cymbal (medium)

Duration

    ca. 13’

Text fragments

    Eva Hesse


Score sample