Duration 6:30 min.
First performance on May 24, 2005, at The Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, London by Mikko Iköheimo
The compositional form has usually been more or less free in my works. I have let the musical form, in a way, find its shape after an organic compositional process. However, in this case, I decided to do otherwise. First, I constructed a strict and detailed predetermined form. The result was a "mould" in which I had to "cast" the music. This task wasn't as easy as it might sound. The music had to be "forged" carefully to fit the predetermined form; hence the title Forged. TR, 2004