Piece for Flute, Clarinet, Violin and Cello (2014)
Approximate duration: 8’15”
MIDI recording. This piece has yet to be performed.
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This piece explores and combines various composition techniques that are of interest to me. One is the interruption of expectation in regards to the perception of time and timelessness, where the listener is expecting something to happen, and when it appears like something is about to change, it is only a tease and it goes back to a static state. Another is my interest in utilizing tonality and dissonance as equal in the palette of sound options. Another interest is showcasing the virtuosity of the performers with interesting and challenging solos, that not only require individual dexterity, but also a tightness among the performers. And finally, just the joy of the sounds these four instruments create together.