Dark-haired Girl In a Black Sports Car

for chamber orchestra (2009)

One day I stopped at a red light next to a dark-haired girl in a black sports car. Looking ahead, she nodded slightly to the beat of the radio. She must have been humming something, too, but there was little to be heard over the noise of the city. After a while, without looking my way, she drove away.


The piece was commissioned by the 52nd "Warsaw Autumn" International Festival of Contemporary Music.


Performance history:

PREMIERE: September 19, 2009 (premiere); The London Sinfonietta, David Atherton; 52. Warsaw Autumn, Polish Radio Concert Studio Witold Lutosławski


October 14, 2010; Chamber Philharmony Pardubice, Marko Ivanovic; IMF Radio Autumn 2010; Martinu Hall; Prague, Czech Republic


November 17, 2011; Studio for New Music Ensemble, Igor Dronov (cond.); Polish Contemporary Music Across Europe with Friends; Moscow Conservatory named after Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Moscow, Russia


September 10, 2012; Alarm Will Sound, Alan Pierson (cond.); 10th Sacrum-Profanum Festival; Łaźnia Nowa Theater, Krakow


October 10, 2014; Szczecin Philharmonic, Charles Munrow; Concert Hall of the Szczecin Philharmonic


Performers: London Sinfonietta

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