of Potential Happiness
Written for the sfSoundGroup out of San Fransisco, this piece was premiered at Unruly Music’s “by + for” concert in April, 2009. The format of this piece is based upon the relationship and interplay between the division of the sextet into two groups, piano-cello-violin and oboe-alto sax-bass clarinet. Two styles of language are used; a theme and variation based standard notation and an improvisational framework relating directly to the standard notation. A performer initiated cueing system is used to implement the interplay between sections as well as subtleties within them.
oboe – Kyle Bruckmann, alto saxophone – John Ingle, bass clarinet – Matt Ingalls, violin – Alexa Beattie, cello – Monica Scott, piano – Christopher Jones
Quintet No. 1
A three movement piece using modal harmonizations and progressions for flute, clarinet, viola, cello and bassoon. Each movement explores specific thematic material and variations of that material.