Fabian Svensson (1980-)

Going in Circles

  • Year of composition: 2013
  • Work category: Flute and piano
  • First performed: 25 May, 2013 in The Music Gallery, Toronto [Canada]. Emma Elkinson and Fiona Jane Wood
  • Duration: 5 min


picc, pno

Description of work

One-movement work

Work comment

The piccolo is often associated with loud and brash music, playing shrill and piercing notes. I wanted to make a piece focusing on another side of the instrument, so the music I wrote is quiet, understated and subdued. The piccolo is coupled with a piano used mostly in the upper, shimmery part of its register, the two instruments playing lines that are similar to each other, yet not quite the same. Harmonically, one may detect in the piece a slight hint of late Brahms, of all things.