Volker Blumenthaler

SPEC 2000
für Erhu Solo, Koto und Kammerorchester / for erhu solo, koto and chamber orchestra
(fl-hr-tr-euph-koto-mdn-strings 4-1-1-1), ca 15 min.

SPEC is a solo concerto for erhu and chamber ensemble. The piece starts by introducing all participating instruments, comparable to gradually observing the different features of a landscape. The main section of the piece is an extended outburst which calms down slowly like a wave. The epilogue is a remembrance of the beginning and concludes with the image of a leaf floating down. Thus the name of the piece is a contraction of the phrase speculations of an imagined landscape.