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between 2019



Unravelled is based on Ravel’s Bolero and was originally commissioned by the daily paper Dagens Nyheter as part of a collaboration with Deutsche Grammophon, where several classical works were remade by new music artists. We based our piece on the structure of Bolero more than the details: for example, the melody is gone, replaced by electronics that accumulate the violin tones and successively build a complex overtone spectrum. At the end one can hear all 12 tones of the scale simultaneously– just as in the well-known moment in the original. All that is left are the rhythms and the build-up towards an ecstatic finish.