On this page you will an overview of the short pieces resulting from this delightful project.
There are, of course, many more. My full list of works can be found here.
Scores of these small pieces are available – even if they weren’t written for you! If you’d like to play something listed below, do get in touch.
for violin, mandolin and voice
About sweetness, sourness, perfection, pleasure, and surprise.
Xǐ què 喜鹊 (Magpie)
for recorder solo (C Paetzold/great bass in C)
Inspired by the cheekiest and most philosophical of birds, and its depictions in Chinese folklore.
A twinkle in the diamond eye of death
for clarinet solo
amateur, medium-virtuoso / professional, simple-medium
About playfulness, mischief and the comfort of embracing your shadow.
From between the cracks
for solo oboe
About fragility and roughness, and how something beautiful can come from somewhere unexpected.
for soprano and baritone
amateur, medium (soprano) / professional, medium (baritone)
About enormous, huge softness, and the sexiness of summer.
for bass flute
A deep blue underwater bubble, with frothy gossamer sunshine and audience participation.
A smudge of rain
for tenor pan flute
“a mark with no particular shape that is caused, as if by accident by running something such as ink or a dirty finger across a surface”
– the Cambridge Dictionary, ‘smudge’
Ewigkeit in einem Augenzwinkern
for medieval double recorder
About standing in an ancient church in the Swiss mountains and experiencing eternity; feeling infinite and non-existent at the same time. And about the lightness with which these meaningful moments come and go.
for ‘cello & music box
About cherry trees in springtime, and the aesthetic appreciation of transience and imperfection.
for violin, viola & cello
About grief and loss, but also about lightness, and how there will always be beauty.
for viola da gamba (bass viol) solo
…about nature, and small birds
for piano solo
About the exquisite silence of night.
for piano trio
amateur, simple-medium (violin/piano)
amateur, virtuoso (cello)
About walking in a magical forest, losing the cellist, and finding each other again in a humoresque-like dance.
Body, remember – a dialogue for one performer
for cello & voice
A ritual of reclaiming sensuality
Dancing with the inner silence
for one recorder player (contrabass Paetzold / alto in G)
with simple electronics
Inspired by two short pieces by J.S.Bach, “Wenn wir in höchsten Nöthen sein”, and “Das alte Jahr vergangen ist”.
Looking for the possible embrace
About missing physical closeness in the time of self-isolation, and the comfort of embracing the cello.
Intermezzo in green
for cello solo
The texture of pizzicato combined with the colours of early spring
for soprano saxophone and alto saxophone
amateur (soprano) /professional (alto), medium
…about the smell of hyacinths