©2019 by Jachin Pousson Music.

Riga, Latvia

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COMPOSITION

Contemporary / Classical

These works represent my output during and after training in contemporary academic composition from 2010 onwards. It was when I moved to Riga in 2012 that I began to discover my own  language within musical design, and since then I have tried to output 3-5 works each year.

I invite you to listen to the recordings below, categorised according to ensemble size: Orchestral, Ensemble, Solo/Duo.

ORCHESTRAL

FOR THE LARGE CANVAS

Writing for the orchestral palette provides the ultimate opportunity for the maximum range of musical colours and forces. These have been the most challenging and rewarding experiences, working with some of the finest musicians and conductors in Latvia and beyond.

 

ENSEMBLE / CHOIR

FOR 4 - 24 INSTRUMENTS / VOICES

Writing for ensembles is exciting and gives many opportunities to explore possibilities within specific constellations. It's been strictly a pleasure working with each of these groups to realise performances and projects to completion.

 

SOLO / DUO / TRIO

FOR 1 - 3 INSTRUMENTS / VOICES

These works focus on one to three players only, an opportunity to maximally explore the potential possibilities of each instrument or voice. Working with individuals allows for a more intimate understanding of their natural strengths and preferences, and has led to meaningful and fruitful collaborations.

 

VIDEOS

For solo multi-instrumentalist Arvydas Kazlauskas

TUMULUS

Tumulus is an adventurous work for solo multi-instrumentalist Arvydas Kazlauskas, on saxophones and timpani. Premiered on April 11 2017 at Riga Saxophone Days Festival held at Jazep Vitols Latvian Music Academy.

For Orchestra 'DD'

REFRACTIONS IN AMBER

Light divides itself and changes speed when it enters different mediums. Refractions in Amber is an expression of light’s journey: passing first through Air, then Water and finally the Baltic sea jewel Amber. The music also endeavours to illuminate the beauty of this jewel, and the memories contained within.

For JVLMA Mixed Choir

AUGSTI DZIED CIRULIS

Performed in Riga and Rezekne, in March 2014, conducted by Maris Sirmais. This short piece uses three separate texts gleaned from Krisjana Barona's 'Dainas'. The focus of this work was to combine the texts in a meaningful way and to use them as a starting point for shaping a narrative melody.

For Saxophone Ensemble

Performed by 12 saxophones from Jazep Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, Riga and Sibelius Academy, Helsinki in November 2014. The movement of time within dreams in beautiful and mysterious, as in the way scenes change. Reflections on a lake are broken by rain or ripples under skimming rocks but underwater life carries on serenely, rocked by other currents.

LIST OF WORKS

2011

Hail & Sunshine - for piano trio

Furrows in the Fold - for mixed ensemble

 

2012

Asylum & Refuge - for mixed ensemble

Planetarium - for solo cello, electronics and tape

 

2013

Ships - for brass quintet

Spindles - for percussion duo

On Mountain Stone - for mixed ensemble

 

2014

Murmurations - for string orchestra “Riga Sinfonietta”

Augsti Dzied Cirulis - for mixed choir “JVLMA”

Lake of Dreams - for saxophone choir available at Forton Music

Five Orationes - for piano and violin

Cirqitri - for accordion quartet and strings

 

2015

Refractions in Amber - for orchestra “DD”

Cosmic Radio - for recorder and voice duo “Ums ‘n Jip”

The Dark Continent - for french horn and percussion

Ubi Est Mors - for choir “Dziesmuvara” and ensemble

Leaves Upon the Wind - for wind orchestra “Riga” available at Forton Music.

2016

Tides and Shadows - for orchestra "DD"

Rituals - for mixed choir "JVLMA", piano and percussion

Whirlpools in a White Sea - for cello and piano

2017

Tumulus - for solo multi-instrumentalist (saxophones & timpani)

Mechanical Devils - for Percussion Trio "Perpetuum Ritmico"

2018

Gardens on Mars - for Saxophone Quartet "Atomos" available at Forton Music

 

2019

Undulatorium - for solo drummer and electronics

 
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