About | al’thalj


for piccolo, basset recorder, prepared harp, prepared cembalo and tambourines

Year of Composition



February 25, 2023
Reaktor Wien

First Performers

airborne extended:
Elena Gabbrielli, piccolo/tambourine
Caroline Mayrhoffer, recorder
Tina Žerdin, harp/tambourine
Sonja Leipold, cembalo


airborne extended & Bundesministerium Kunst, Kultur, öffentlicher Dienst und Sport Österreich

Recording forthcoming in Summer 2023.

al’thalj is the third in a series of pieces constructed from texts by the Iraqi poet Nadeem Al’Aloosi about the figure Malak Alzumurud (the Emerald Angel).

This work was commissioned by airborne extended and composed during my residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2022.