flute (alto/piccolo), viola, 10-str. guitar

Commission by HOT 3 supported by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee
first performance: 5 Dcember 2006 at Nybrokajen, Stockholm, Hot 3: Terje Thiwång, Torbjörn Helander, Stefan Östersjö
publisher: Svensk Musik

Fibres has to do with spinning a thread. A horisontal line is stretched throughout the whole piece , spinned by the three instruments who takes over from each other to keep it lively in different ways.
The 10-stringed guitar with its four extra bass-strings, cross sometimes the line in suddenly vertical falls. The flute and the viola have also burst-out gestures, but the line never breaks: Fibres is almost without pauses. The audible, fragile thread is further exposed by the fact that the musicians are placed out in a wide triangle, the guitar in its back point.

Madeleine Isaksson