Piece for Reed Quintet (2016)
(for Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bassoon and Bass Clarinet)
Approx. duration = 9 minutes
As the individual parts for Piece for Reed Quintet are not too complicated, the challenge in performing this well has more to do with the cohesion of the ensemble. Various melodic ideas are stitched together, with content overlapping in and out of each other. The timbre of the material is constantly shifting, as it is passed around between the various instruments, and various ranges of the instruments. The final mash up combines many of the different ideas which can be heard weaving in and out of the various instruments like a sonic collage.