|Movements||I. Very lightly with flow|
II. Very softly with shimmering light
III. Very lightly, like a harp
|Commission||Commissioned by Signe Bakke and the Grieg Academy in Norway|
|Premiere||May 14, 2011; AVGARDE Concert Series for New Music in Bergen, Norway; Signe Bakke, piano|
The title, Water Dance, suggests cool, transparent water flowing freely. The work is a joyful dance with pleasant feelings of a pulse, where the water occasionally whispers to us through its shimmering play with light. The music presents a rich, flickering and changing texture: just as the water flows constantly and never the same phase.