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  • we resist the brightness (2016) horn + bass clarinet

    Written for and commissioned by Emelie Pfaff and Lara Mitofsky Neuss

    Premiere Feb 28, 2016 at Colorado State University

    Recording Coming Soon

    “We Resist the Brightness” ii written for haegeum + viola was written for Soo-yeon Lyuh and Ellen Ruth Rose

    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 saw a man pursuing the horizon” (2015) two bass clarinets

    Published through Forton Music

    Based off of the poem by Stephen Crane and written for Lara Mitofsky Neuss
    
    "I saw a man pursuising the horizon" BY STEPHEN CRANE
    I saw a man pursuing the horizon;
    Round and round they sped.
    I was disturbed at this;
    I accosted the man.
    “It is futile,” I said,
    “You can never —”
    “You lie,” he cried,
    And ran on.
    Recording by Jeff Anderle and Jon Russell begins at 29 minutes and 18 seconds  

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

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    Score Published Through Imagine Music PublishingImagine Music Publishing

    In 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

  • Entrance (2014) oboe, clarinet + bassoon

    CMS1417__97076.1407267965.1280.1280“Entrance” was written as an opener for the Twin Cities Trio and their regular tours in elementary schools. Wishing for a short piece that could act as a bridge between contemporary and classical music, Handel’s “Entree” from the Aylesford Pieces comes in and out of focus. This work is now published with Imagine Music Publishing.

    Score Availablesheetmusicplus.com

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