Skýin - Clouds
Skýin - Clouds was written for cellist Gunnar Kvaran who premiered the piece at the Skálholt Summer Festival in 1997. Kvaran has performed Skýin widely since.
The composer makes use of the wide range and colours of the instrument. There are three movements. The first starts with a long melody in the upper range of the cello in which all the lines converge in a sharp. The second movement can be described as a kind of rondo, and the third one is fast and lively.
Premiere: Skálholt Summer Concerts, August 2nd 1997, Gunnar Kvaran, cello
smk 13 Karólína Eiríksdóttir - Spil: Gunnar Kvaran, cello