The Doors in the Sky (2007) for violin commissioned by and is dedicated to violinist Piotr
It was written as a part of his Violin Futura commissioning project. The mission
of the project seeks to commission pieces connected to the deep historical traditions of
solo violin literature. The work takes its inspiration thus from these historical works and also
from a brief poem by American poet Elizabeth Kirschner.
The work begins with slow, melodic music in firm tonality. A fast, dancing section emerges
and becomes gradually wilder &ndash, abandoning its tonal grounding through chromatic
alternation. After this fast music stops, the initial slow music returns to conclude the piece,
with darker interjections now inserted into the tonal texture before ending in quiet repose.