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The Sonata for violin and piano was written for my final exam for violin at the Conservatory of Antwerp. It was programmed together with Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto and Bach’s Third Sonata in C for Solo Violin. My Sonata makes a connection between the two compositions. First of all it is a dodecaphonic composition (after Alban Berg). The last part (Adagio ) explicitly refers to Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, for here as well a theme by Bach is used. Instead of Berg’s Es ist Genug! I have chosen the B-A-C-H theme from The Art of Fugue. This way I wanted to bring homage to these two great masters, and show what I learned from them. This oeuvre was written as a kind of symbiosis of my previous musical development. The composition is meant to be a 'summary' of my 'early', musical language.
With regard to the form, this work is rather new in my development, as the entire composition has been constructed accurate to the second on the golden section and the Fibonacci series. This would have a big impact on my most serial work 273" – Two hundred and seventy three seconds (2003).