String Quartet no. 1 (2022)
for 2 violins, viola and cello
My Duo for Violin and Cello celebrates the similarities and differences of its respective instruments, at times merging into homogenous sound-worlds, at times crashing into and racing against or away from each other. Initially composed for a chamber music concert in Mazā Mežotnes Pils--a lush, yet small and cute manor in Latvia's countryside, the Duo draws in some elements from folk music, baroque dance, and the soundscape of Latvia's modest yet sublime nature.