Delicate Figures, for solo cello, is a three-movement work that explores movement in fragile and unstable sonorities and gesture as theme. The inspiration for the piece comes from my ongoing interest in light phenomena and how it engages with the world. This movement focuses on the Aureole, or Sun “Glory”; a series of colored light ring that surrounds the shadow of an image that appear when tiny water droplets from mist or clouds are present. A focus on hovering and resonance were utilized throughout the composition; searching for ways to exist around, adjacent, and outside of.
This piece was written for cellist, Adrián Gómez Hernández