Born in 1951, composer Doina Rotaru has a B.A. and a M.A in composition at the National University of Music in Bucharest. She studied here between 1970 and 1975 with Tiberiu Olah. Since 1996 she has been a professor of composition and, since 2008, the head of the composition department at the same University. She has written so far over 100 works that cover almost every musical genre: from solo, chamber, choral to orchestral works, from works that mix instrumental with electronic music to theater music.
UROBOROS – the snake trying to bite its own tail – is an archaic symbol of a cycle with a close evolution. It is like a continual movement, an eternal return, a circle from which one cannot escape. The five short sections of the work try to suggest two different hypostasis of the space : a static one with inner movements, and a perpetual movement with a centripet and a centrifugal force around the sound E (mi). Instrumentation: two flutes (flute one doubling piccolo and metal chimes, flute two doubling a little gong)