for 8 solo instruments
Rec., Sax.; H-ch., P-no, Guit., V-lin, V-la, Cello; Voice
Duration: 9 minutes
Premiere: 2007, Amarilys Flemming Concert Hall, RCM New Perspectives, conductor: Graham Ross
Alluding to romanticised descriptions of harem life at the Ottoman court, this piece is an evocation of the trance induced by dancing until exhaustion. The music accumulates tension starting from the strangely sensual melodies of the beginning to the violent rhythms at the end.
VIDEO bellow: Vlad Maistorovici conducts the S/HIMF Contemporary Ensemble at the Sibiu Hermannstadt International Music Festival Amadeus 2014