mosaic

 

Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, vioiln, cello, prepared piano

Duration: 6'

Program Notes

Conceived as a perpetual motion, mosaic consists of harmonic and melodic fragments derived from this original sketch. At times the music retains the rhythmic and driving quality of the perpetual motion and other times it delves into textures featuring extended techniques and changing instrumentation. This alternation culminates in a short piano solo that ends with the percussive motive that also opens the piece.

Performances

3/6/10: 2010 SCI National Student Conference, Smith Recital Hall, Huntington, WV

1/17/08: Da Capo Chamber Players, Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, VA (premiere)