The avenue (2021) for Bass Clarinet, Paetzold contrabass recorder & Guitar. Written for Trio Vilse.
The avenue is an entrance to the primeval forest. Neat rows of trees (=rhythmic sections in my work) are interrupted by melody lines that represent echoes of the past when the trees were allowed to grow wild without human intervention. The dreamy melodies represent the world that has been lost. Through an avenue, you gradually get closer to the dream forest, which you can create as you wish, as the wild forest is no longer there. The dream forest is something that only exists in the artificial world, in a computer game where you create the forest yourself from different fantasy plants and trees. You might put together your own forest of trees that have existed in the past, in geographically dispersed areas. For example, in the customised dream forest you might have a tree from the Mesozoic period growing next to European conifers. Talking about the compositional process, I thought that the different instruments are characters (=different trees) in the forest, and I use some different kinds of noise and air sounds, and there are melodies, as a relic of the past times. – Mirjam Tally