for fl. ob. cl bsn. hn. vln. vla. vlc. db.
Formations is a piece for nine musicians that was written for the Zagros Ensemble in Helsinki. In the piece I contemplate on separations between different entities and its recent significance during the time of social distancing. These thoughts are manifested in the division of the ensemble into three groups of three players. Each group is treated as a unity, but the effort of each group is perceived as a contribution to a joint sound. During the piece some players step out of their own group and engage with musicians from other groups and the division between the groups disappears.