Misrau Ca

Electric violin, amplified clarinet, computers

Commission by Essens:1 and Swedish Arts Grants Council

Duration approx 7 min.

Music by Stefan Klaverdal

© 2011



Electronics can be obtained from the composer.


I have in a number of works used inspiration from the fibonacci numbers (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 etc) and use that in this piece as well, albeit to a smaller extent.

When searching for informatino on Fibonacci, I ran upon this interesting quote (wikipedia and more):

Susantha Goonatilake writes that the development of the Fibonacci sequence "is attributed in part to Pingala (200 BC), later being associated with Virahanka (c. 700 AD), Gopāla (c.1135 AD), and Hemachandra (c.1150)".[3] Parmanand Singh cites Pingala's cryptic formula misrau cha ("the two are mixed") and cites scholars who interpret it in context as saying that the cases for m beats (Fm+1) is obtained by adding a [S] to Fm cases and [L] to the Fm−1 cases. He dates Pingala before 450 BCE.[10]

So, in a way this piece is a way for me to reinterpret the fibonacci sequence.


This piece is musically based on fragments from Bach double concerto for oboe and violin. The fragments are reworked and fitted into a new musical context.


The piece was composed to the duo Essens:1. The two musicians was very much a part of the composition process, and the piece wouldnÕt be the same without them.