Remain / 2017
bass clarinet, violin, and cello

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Performed by Christa van Alstine (bass clarinet), Maya Bennardo (violin), and Meaghan Burke (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.