by Cecilia Damström

for trio

Empty sheet

Cecilia Damström


Gehrmans Musikförlag


“Everything in life is vibration” Einstein said, which he proved
through quantum physics. When everything is vibration, even emotions and
souls have frequencies. These vibrations can be in harmony and amplify
each other, or at times in disharmony and create friction. If everything
is vibration, then no vibration is equal to nonexistence. If the soul
and emotions are vibrations, how would they sound? In this piece I
explore different frequencies of vibrations of emotions.

The different movements are called upon different emotions and states
of mind. The first movement “Playfulness” is exactly as the name says:
cheerful and playful, constantly moving, in all directions. The second
movement “Apathy” is a very low vibration, hardly a vibration at all.
When you are apathetic you have a hard time being, a hard time
“vibrating” at your true capacity at all, so you are close to a state of
not existing at all. The third movement “Fear and Anger” portrays a
rise of emotion from terror, via anxiety and resentment to hate and
anger. Also covert hostility is portrayed in this movement, though
ironically in parts. The last movement “Serenity of Beingness” is about
building up yourself to your “most consonating frequency possible”. As
in life, finding a balance is about swinging back and forth to find a
good place.

In the music I have explored the possibilities of vibrations in
consonance and dissonance with each other. I have explored the edges of
being in all its extremes. I have also incorporated morse code as well
as overtone harmonies.

- Cecilia Damström


rec, vln, org


Chamber Works

Opus no.

op. 79


Rosetta Ensemble (Sunniva Fagerlund, Anthony Marini, Markku Mäkinen), BRQ Vantaa Festival, August 10, 2021, Vantaa, Finland

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Composed for Rosetta Ensemble

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