The intention of this cycle of works is to familiarize the young musician with issues that are common in today's scores. From the time of their youth, they should acquire a taste for experimentation and this spirit of sonic adventure should be preserved when they study scores from the traditional repertoire.
Thus, in the first piece, PICO-DICO, AGOGICO, the musician will encounter challenges in the field of agogics and irregular accents.
The second part, TREMO-GOULASH, will test the musician's ability to make fine transitions between tremolos and trills.
Part III, UPS & HICKUPS, will test stepping out of the comfort zone, using elements of instrumental theatre, along with practicing the frullato technique.
In part IV, PASTORALIX, the glissando technique and the use of proportional notation will be the main challenges.
In the last part, GLANCE + DANCE = CROMANCE, the simultaneous use of played and sung pitches, irregular rhythms and the birth of a richly ornamented dance will complete the picture of the five miniatures.
"Aulino is like fireworks for piccolo, written pleasantly for the piccoloist as well as interestingly thought out for the audience, inspiring and joyful to both player and listener. Four movements, each with different modern playing techniques, sometimes familiar, sometimes unfamiliar, finally lead into an exuberant folk dance that brings the cycle to an energetic close. In a playful way Gabriel Malancioiu introduces aspiring piccolo players of young and old age to the instrument as well as to today's playing techniques and lets us embark on a journey of novel sounds.." Haika Lübcke