the richter scale (2015)

for cello alone

For Kálmán Richter on his 60th birthday
Duration: c. 3'00"


First performance: Saturday 17 December 2016, 18h00; Kunstsalon Hürth, Hürth, Köln, Germany; Friedrich Gauwerky cello, Daan Vandewalle pianoperformance details.

Programme note

the richter scale is a four-note row, derived from the musical letters of Kálmán Richter (A-C-H-E), and used in all possible permutations. It was a gift to Kálmán Richter for his 60th birthday in July 2015, remembering many happy times spent exploring new music together in the 1970s.