Vln., vlc., cl. & pno.
Renku was written by commission from Michio Nakajima in 1992. Renku is a name for a Japanese form of poetry, which in some ways reminds of an Icelandic way of poetry where two people converse alternating their verses. In the Renku tradition one poet starts by rendering a verse ansvered by an other poet and so and so forth. The result is a cycle of poetry named Renku often consisting of 36 verses.
Renku was written for the Ýmir chamber group.
Premiere: Dark Music Days at Kjarvalsstaðir, February 7th 1993; Ýmir Ensemble: Einar Jóhannesson, clarinet, Auður Hafsteinsdóttir, violin, Bryndís Halla Gylfadóttir, cello, Örn Magnússon, piano
ITM 8-03 Icelandic Chamber Music - Ýmir Ensemble