Hypha (2013-2014)

For fl, cl, vln, vla, vlc

Duration 10´

Fp: Ensemble Recherche, Martin Fahlenbock (Flute), Shizuyo Oka (Clarinet), Melise Mellinger (Violin), Barbara Maurer (Viola), Åsa Åkerberg (Violoncello), Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari, Finland, July 6, 2014

The piece is written for Ensemble Recherche and was premiered at the Time of Music Festival 2015 in Viitasaari.


The English word Hypha is derived from the Greek ”Huphe” meaning web or fabric, most commonly used in reference to the vegetative part (mycelium) of fungi. The name alludes to the structure of the composition as well as its compositional premises. Like the several, consecutive cells forming a large mass of branching, thread-like hyphae, I see my composition being made up of strictly exclusive ideas or cells forming a widening fabric.

”Web-likeness” doesn’t only describe the underlying structure of the music, but also its sonic surface. The work is in constant motion, ceaselessly expanding and developing.


Hypha (2014), for ensemble


24.11.2014, Badische Zeitung: Alexander Dick

”Die meisten fühlen sich eher einem konsequenten Materialdenken verpflichtet. Sebastian Hilli etwa, der mit ”Hypha” ein Geflecht chromatisch-nervöser Steigerungskurven konzipiert hat, eine Musik, die insistiert, ja auch ”nervt”, aber im ganz produktiven Sinn.”


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