Machinations I

Work for Mixed Quartet

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Machinations ISome Assembly Required
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Machinations I is the first in a series of pieces under the title Machinations and was commissioned by Some Assembly Required for the Modern American concert series in 2017. The piece focuses on several small ideas of a broad but focused nature: ascending triads, descending triads, chorales, and a chromatically ascending piano figure. Throughout the form, these tiny but potent motifs develop into large extended passages and form sections of a loose sonata form, straying into a spiral of other ideas from one of the original four concepts in an enormous machine.

This work will be featured on an upcoming album release by the commissioning ensemble.

Instrumentation

Clarinet in Bb

Horn in F

Trombone

Piano

Performance History

Premiere: Mount Pleasant Senior Home, Jamaica Plain, MA (October 13, 2017)

Performance: Groupmuse House Concert, Roslindale, MA (October 14, 2017)

Performance: The Lilypad Inmann Square, Cambridge, MA (October 15, 2017)

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