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  • Cascade (2016) flute, bassoon + piano

    Written for and dedicated to the Silver Keys Trio

    Score and Recording Coming Soon

  • Homer Collyer Blind II (2015) two bass clarinets

    CollyerPark-300x225In E. L. Doctorow’s novel “Homer and Langley”, based on Manhattan’s notorious Fifth Avenue compulsively hoarding Collyer brothers, Doctorow first introduces his character Homer as he is losing his sight. Homer is keen to notice the gradual fade out. Individual details are lost, then whole images are distorted, and finally he is completely blind. In the darkness he can hear a sound made by an ice skater that was always present but never noticed: “a soft sound though full of intention, a deeper tone than you’d expect made by the skate blades, perhaps for having sounded the resonant basso under the ice, scoot scut, scoot scut.”

    My deepest thanks to Lara Mitofsky Neuss and Justin Cummings for commissioning this three movement work originally for bassoon and bass clarinet.

    Arranged for Swqonk – http://sqwonk.com/

    Approximate Duration: 9 minutes

    Score and Recording for Two Bass Clarinets Coming Soon

    Recording of Bassoon and Bass Clarinet

     

     

  • I Might Speak (2015) flute, bassoon + piano

    silverKeysTrio

    SILVER KEYS TRIO – ALL AMERICAN MUSIC

    Center for New Music in San Francisco, Sept. 30, 7:30pm
    San Jose State University, October 1st, 12:15pm
    Sacramento State University, October 2nd, 4:00pm

    Program Note: When granted the opportunity to write for the Silver Keys Trio’s instrumentation, my wife and I had just begun to expect our new daughter. I swung between exhaustive fragility and terrifying elation and still do with Alice now here and born. This text has become my much needed mantra, as anything I do, from parenting to music, is destined to fail without love. My deepest thanks go to the virtuosic Silver Keys Trio for organizing the commissioning consortium that brought about this seven movement piece.

    I Might Speak
    With Tongues of Angles
    Yet Without Love
    I
    Have Now Become
    A Clanging Cymbal
    Resounding

    Score Published Through Imagine Music Publishing Coming November 2016

  • Diaphonic (2014) bassoon + track

    diaphonic - hovatter

    Now Available Through Imagine Music Publishing

    CHRISTIN SCHILLINGER — DIAPHONIC: NEW SOUNDS FOR BASSOON

    SEP 23, 2015: 7:00 PM – Center Christin Schillingerfor New Music San Francisco

    Fox Bassoons Performing Artist Christin Schillinger, known for her ‘natural interpretations’ and ‘perfect musical choices’ within new music, specializes in the accessibility of the avant-garde.  At the center of the program are two world premieres: Diaphonic by San Francisco composer Kyle Hovatter and Double Helix by Long Beach composer Jenni Brandon.

    Program Note by Christin Schillinger:
    The first published work for bassoon by a woman dates to 1930: Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Diaphonic Suite for bassoon and cello is a chromatic etude in duet form. In Diaphonic, Kyle Hovatter creates a fresh, and modern composition drawing from Seeger’s original source material. For bassoon and track, the work maintains Seeger’s contrapuntal and chromatic significance, while layering further textural and rhythmic layers to her dissonance.

    http://www.schillingerbassoon.com/

    Score and Recording Coming Soon

  • Homer Collyer Blind I (2015) bass clarinet + bassoon

    CollyerPark-300x225In E. L. Doctorow’s novel “Homer and Langley”, based on Manhattan’s notorious Fifth Avenue compulsively hoarding Collyer brothers, Doctorow first introduces his character Homer as he is losing his sight. Homer is keen to notice the gradual fade out. Individual details are lost, then whole images are distorted, and finally he is completely blind. In the darkness he can hear a sound made by an ice skater that was always present but never noticed: “a soft sound though full of intention, a deeper tone than you’d expect made by the skate blades, perhaps for having sounded the resonant basso under the ice, scoot scut, scoot scut.”

    My deepest thanks to Lara Mitofsky Neuss and Justin Cummings for commissioning this three movement work.

    Approximate Duration: 9 minutes

    Score Coming Soon

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