for Pierrot ensemble + percussion (4′)
Scenes is a piece in three contrasting parts. The first is a section of balanced phrases led by the violin. This gives way to a turbulent, polyrhythmic section that suddenly erupts into a kind of controlled chaos for the whole ensemble. Finally, it ends with a strange, twinkling chorale using the static harmonic language from the beginning. This piece was a big challenge for me to write because it uses different harmonies than I am used to and because I have never written for anything as varied as Pierrot ensemble.