extremis - 2022

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The concept for the piece originated from the phrase "without hope, without witness, without reward. virtue is only virtue in extremis, we would be revealed only in extremis." The term "in extremis" is derived from Latin and means "at the point of death" or "farthest reaches." The entire composition revolves around that critical moment and explores the range of possible experiences. All the sounds in the piece are electronically generated using the Csound language. The partials randomly change, and the sequences of notes are based on the rhythm of Morse code. The piece unfolds in a way that initially does not reveal any specific theme or concept. Instead, it is layered with sounds, which obscure the concept of the piece. The concept only becomes evident towards the end of the piece, which is achieved by translating the mentioned sentence into morse code.