"Recinto," by Fernando de Szyszlo, used with permission.

Recinto (2011)

after paintings by Fernando de Szyszlo

Total duration ca. 6'

Single movement work

Premiered in April 2011

in Nashville, TN

by Brycen Ingersoll

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This work was composed after the premiere of my Sonata for Solo Violin in the winter of 2011 at the request of Brycen Ingersoll. Its title comes from Peruvian painter Fernando de Szyszlo's Recinto, or 'Enclosure,' series. The windows and staircases clearly visible in these paintings raise the question of whether the enclosure is figurative or literal, and, if figurative, if the enclosure is a voluntary or involuntary state. Either way, the presence of what appears to be a sacrificial table tells us that the enclosure is a dangerous place.