The thin surface of a glass limits and defines two different realities. While, in a broad sense, both sides are still in the same environment, in our perception and awareness, we conceive them as separate entities: inside and outside. A winter night is the perfect test for this simple statement.
The glass may be only few millimetres thick. Nevertheless, it creates two worlds.
On the viola, the bridge is a limit of existence for two separate conditions, before or beyond it, while precisely in that point, a very small movement creates great differences.
With voice, we can experience a similar situation in the passage between whispering and speaking, or whistling. I took inspiration from these situations for the development of my sound material, deeply influenced by the instrumental techniques; at some extent, they can be even identified one wth the other.
When the light collides with a glass, the quantistic nature of light wave/particles (fotons) produces two distinct effects: refraction and reflection.
In particular conditions, this dualistic nature is resembled on that glass, creating a blurred reality, a counterpoint of mixed images
Sound materials are treated in relation to a hypothetic glass: even if clearly defined, they can be con-fused in a mixed state.
A glass lies between two worlds
for piano, clarinet and cello (2016)