violin, cello and piano

The Piano Trio was composed in 1997 for the Icelandic/Swedish Trio Nordica, who gave the first performance in Reykjavik. This one-movement trio deals with transitions or jumps from the ethereal to the concrete, using symmetrical rhythms and figures that converge and diverge. Within its brief span it contains a variety of different gestures, including a short “cadenza” for the violin, and dramatic ostinato passages for the full trio.