For string trio.
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The Latin word “nisus” means effort, pressure and strain. With this string trio I try
to describe in music, what I think anxiety sounds like. A heavy pressure on you
chest which paralyzes you, and your evasive thoughts of all kinds that sometimes
lead to shouts of despair. With mental illness just as with other illnesses, you can’t
imagine what it is like unless you have experienced it. And even if you have –
every person has their own very personal experience. This piece is dedicated to
every person suffering of mental illness.
Nisus was composed for Uusinta Ensemble and premiered at the contemporary
music festival Time of Music 2019 in Viitasaari.
vln, vla, vlc
Parish Hall, Viitasaari
Uusinta Ensemble (Aleksi Kotila, Max Savikangas, Pinja Garcia)
"The ability to think and feel on a concious level is what makes us humans differ from other species on earth." This is also what Finnish-Swedish Cecilia Damström tries to achieve with her compositions; to make people think and feel.