companion pieces (2007-20__)

'Riflesso' is the Italian word for sheen. In German one would say 'Abglanz', in French 'reflet', and in Dutch 'weerschijn'. 'Riflesso' is cognate with the more familiar word 'riflessione' (reflection), yet its meaning has additional subtlety: reflective light of a tone different from that of its source.

The Riflessi series consists exclusively of companion pieces. In other words: each Riflesso explores the same exceptional scoring of an existing "classic" by a composer from the past.

Riflesso sul tasto
for 3 players (2007)
companion piece to Refrain by Karlheinz Stockhausen

Riflesso sull'acqua
for English horn & orchestra (2007; revision: 2010)
companion piece to The Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius

Riflesso sull'arco
parts without score – for bass clarinet, trombone, cello & piano (2016)
companion piece to Swinging Music by Kazimierz Serocki