Recinto for Solo Bass, after paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo
Recinto, for solo bass, after paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo
Premiered on Apr. 7, 2011 in Nashville, TN
By Brycen Ingersoll
This work was composed after the premiere of my Sonata for Solo Violin in the winter of 2011 at the request of Brycen Ingersoll. Its title comes from Peruvian painter Fernando de Szyszlo's Recinto, or 'Enclosure,' series. The windows and staircases clearly visible in these paintings raise the question of whether the enclosure is figurative or literal, and, if figurative, if the enclosure is a voluntary or involuntary state. Either way, the presence of what appears to be a sacrificial table tells us that the enclosure is a dangerous place.