PRIMA MATERIA (1996/2005) for orchestra

Prima Materia
For orchestra Perc (2)- Pno/Cel- String

For ensemble Perc (2)- Pno/Cel- Str(
Dur: 16.20

Prima Materia was commissioned by the Third Programme of Greek Radio.  Influenced by the alchemist theories, I embarked on a series of compositions under the general title Prima Materia, as a record of the inner process of seeking the broader meaning of the concept ‘raw material’, the symbolic principle of unity that remains stable in the face of all change.
Nigredo: the symbolic death in the mystical initiation rituals.
Rubedo: the rosy dawn that brightly announces the arrival of the sun and the brilliant light of a new day.