MOODS II (1998)
MOODS was destined to be the third symphony of Wim Lasoen, but the large differences in instrumentation of the separate parts made it not only unpractical, but also musically far-fetched to speak of one symphony. The first part was composed entirely as an electronic landscape and has never been published or performed.
Two other works, Chains and Village 95, like MOODS II originally written for a kind of advanced youth ensemble with woodwinds, guitar, piano and double bass were ment to be parts IV and V but later started leading their own, enhanced and more complex life as orchestral works. MOODS VI combined digital music with symphonic instrumentation but has always remained a draft.
All MOODS have been written in a period which can be described as minimalistic and contains several repetitive sentences and cells. This 2° part represents melancholy mixed with courage.