The piece Cigno Nero was written using Neo-Riemannian Theory, elements of Schillinger’s system of music composition and Arv​o​ Pärt’s Tintinnabuli technique. The first half of the piece uses chord progressions that have foundation in the Neo-Riemannian Theory (NRT).

I chose a series of chords, of which most are connected through NRT moves, and wrote them on the molecule of Serotonin.

The second half of the piece uses techniques by Arv​o​ Pärt and Schillinger. For instance, one of the pianos plays a rhythm that can be described with Schillinger 3:2 resultant. The main melody makes use of Arv​o Pärt’s compositional technique Tintinnabuli. This creates wonderful melodies with suspensions.