Works - previous projects
capricci/some contra-statements (2022)
flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano
c. 4 minutes
for Ensemble Court Circuit
Anne Cartel, flute; Pierre Dutrieu, clarinet; Alexandra Greffin Klein, violin; Julien Decoin, cello; Jean-Marie Cottet, piano; Jean Deroyer, musical director
I was invited to write this piece for the France-based Ensemble Court Circuit upon their 2022 Fall residency at the University of Buffalo. I had recently completed a number of pieces of duration around 10 minutes and wanted to write something shorter.
Constructed as a succession of somewhat capricious antecedent and consequent phrases, this grotesque, yet lighthearted piece is always in a state of violent, argumentative dialogue with itself; continually changing in style and character, but always maintaining a sense of petulance and humor.