Catherine Lamb – inter-spatia

inter-spatia was written in 2022 by composer Catherine Lamb and commissioned by Borealis and MaerzMusik, and is a long form microtonal piece for 3 microtonal tubas and 4 trombones. The piece had its World Premiere during Borealis 2022 in Nykirken in Bergen, and had its German Premiere a couple of days later during MaerzMusik 2022 in Berlin. Watch the sum-up of the project here: 

Listen to the World Premiere of inter-spatia:

Catherine Lamb’s work is rooted in the theory and ideas of microtonal composition, where the intersection of tones that exist in between the notes of the piano keyboard create vivid sonic structures for the listener. In inter-spatia the most elemental combinations of tones interact together in order to explode into star forms. The Tuba trio in the center of the space generates the shapes in the room, while the trombonists will move from outside, to inside, and finally join the trio as an ensemble to highlight and shift those shapes until they become a total unit, a total ensemble and an explicit shape together.  

inter-spatia had its World Premiere during Borealis 2022 in Nykirken in Bergen, and then had its German Premiere during MaerzMusik 2022 in Berlin. Commission supported by Arts Council Norway. Project supported by Goethe-Institut and the International Coproduction Fund. Co-produced in collaboration with MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues.