In celebration of these performances we invite you to listen to a selection of music for small ensembles composed by Aucoin and his contemporaries. The playlist includes Aucoin’s Celan Fragments for violin and piano, John Harbison's Twilight Music for horn, violin and piano, Kaija Saariaho's Cloud Trio for strings, and Nymphéa for strings and electronics, Henri Dutilleux's Sarabande et Cortège for bassoon and piano, and Sonata for Oboe and Piano, and finally, Niels Rosing-Schow's Ritus I for flute and percussion, as well as his Windgeboren for trumpet quartet.
"My favorite moment is just after the pencil touches the blank page when I'm starting a new piece. There's a sense that something pure and blank has been stained, and there's no turning back" — Matthew Aucoin
Watch on YouTubeMatthew Aucoin's Celan Fragments (2014)
‘Corona’ from Celan Fragments
‘Sprich auch du’ from Celan Fragments
Listen on Spotify
—This playlist was contributed by Liam Alves