Martin Smolka (*1959) Rinzai and St. Francis watch yellow autumn leaves floating down the river
[str sext] 2013 Duration: 21'
World première: Munich, Muffathalle (musica viva-Konzerte), February 9, 2014
The Zen master Rinzai thus makes his second appearance in Smolkas oeuvre. Rinzai and Water Skaters was premiered in Witten in 2009, it too scored for sextet (clarinet, guitar and string quartet). The new work is in four movements that flow attacca into one another (floating down...). The six strings are arranged as a homogeneous ensemble in the score but in reality the performers comprise the Trio Coriolis and three other soloists.