(Variation no. 1 only)
These three Variations represent a short essay in harmonic projection and time compression. The orchestral space becomes the playground where a melodic line is expanded and explored from a harmonic perspective, while the pace of change of different musical objects generated by the fragments of the melody increases dramatically.
The original model for the harmonic structure of the work is no. 2 from Per Iona, an earlier solo piano piece.
3. Più mosso