Commission: Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble
Instrumentation: flute, clarinet and percussion
Duration: 9 minutes
Program Notes: Synpunkt is Swedish for a comment or opinion, but when broken down into its constituent parts syn (the ability to see) and punkt (points), can also be interpreted as the ability to find see meaning past several unrelated points. The process of finding meanings for points is the main objective of the piece, and throughout the piece, the listener is fed relationships between points to figure out for his or herself.
Premiere: January 31 2014 | Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble | Cambridge MA