Remain / 2019
bass clarinet, violin, and cello
commissioned by Copland House
Remain is part dreamscape, part imaginary desert. Frayed and fragile tones are cast upon beds of dried silence. The elemental resonances of instruments are traced and folded onto one another, disintegrating with each pass. Like a scorched arroyo, faint memories of movement and reverberation persist, stretched across a vast nothingness.
Premiered by Music at Copland House, June 11, 2017 in Mt. Kisco, New York