2019 | Solo Cello

c.4-10 minutes

commissioned by Adam Hall (USA)


"Sigil is a work which takes the body of the cellist, and the body of the cello, as visual starting points for a tablature-based graphic notation. The four sections of the piece correspond loosely to the four western alchemical elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, and are interpreted by the cellist in free-time. The focus of the work is the interpretation of graphic, calligraphic contours as pitch, physical, gestural, rhythmic, and timbral material. It was conceived for and premiered by American cellist Adam Hall (WA, MI)."


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