Klifur - Climbing
3(piccolo),3,3(E flat & b.cl.),3(c.bsn), - 4,3,3,1, - 3 perc., - strings
The composition of Klifur was finished early in the year 1991. The piece is in one movement but in several different layers. In some ways it can be said that there are seven different pieces going on at the same time, most of them simultaneous during the middle of the piece. Five of those are based on related material, but two are totally unrelated.
The piece was premiered by the Ieland Symphony Orchestra on May 14th 1992.
Premiere: Mai 14th 1992, Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Háskólabíó, dir. Petri Sakari