Obsessions Sombres (2012)
for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano
Commissioned by the 2012 ALEA III workshop
Premiere: Alea III, Conductor: Theodore Antoniou
Tsai Performance Center, Boston, March 26th, 2012
My principal intention in Obsessions Sombres was to build a short work whose materials would be exclusively derived from a single sonic idea, that is, a chromatic trill that ends up with a cluster-chord in the piano, and which returns repeatedly as an obsession.
The work was commissioned by the 2012 ALEA III workshop for young composers.
Dissonart Ensemble, Darmstadt, July 27th, 2012
Selected for the 2012 Darmstadt Summer School’s call for scores
Curious Chamber Players, Conductor: Rei Munakata, July 7th, 2013
Time Music Festival, Viitasaari, Finland