He achieves a large, expansive sound by means of four string players (violin, viola and two cellos), clarinet, and a virtual orchestra created by means of keyboard-MINI driven samples. The combination works well to give a large orchestral sound that through its partly virtual nature sounds all the more nightmarish at times.
His is a highly kinetic, energized, expanded tonality, a very personally distinctive kind of high modernism that sounds nothing like Stravinsky's "The Rites of Spring" yet shares with that work a highly sophisticated, rhythmically charged "savagery".
Krzisnik's music has such power that after a while you accept the sampling presence and appreciate it all as electro-acoustic music of a very original stamp. Nevertheless I would love to hear some of this played by a full orchestra.
Either way this establishes Krzisnik in my mind as a composer of great imagination and daring. There are apparently a number of other releases out. If they are of the same high caliber then I suspect we will be hearing a great deal more from this man!
Hear this and be transfixed.