Enchanted Tree for the Flute, Oboe, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, French Horn and Accordion – Sinfonietta Rīga wind quintet – Iona Meija, Jānis Tretjuks, Pēteris Endzelis, Jānis Semjonovs, Artūrs Šults, accordeon – Arturs Noviks. 7June, Ikšķile, 8 June, Pļaviņas
Enchanted Tree (2015) for the Flute, Oboe, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet,
French Horn and Accordion. The creation of the piece was supported by
State Culture Capital Foundation (SCCF).
Like a spider weaves its gossamer thread, I breed a miraculous tree in my sound labyrinths. The tree hides a mysterious realm beneath its roots, perhaps transcendent beings and metamorfozes as well. Music reflects instability, motion and transformation, as if the tree is alive and awakened. After the mysterious and dramatic expression, music tends up to the light and peace.
The premiere was at the University of Oulu Botanical Gardens, accordingly there is selected a real tree, whose fate and story is unusual. It is the Wollemi Pine (Wollemia nobilis) – a genus of coniferous tree in the family Araucariaceae.