Twisted Gyves

for 11 players

ABOUT

A dark, menacing piece written in 2005; it mixes freely composed dissonance and more straightforward harmonic sequence. At the time of its composition I still felt uneasy about completely losing the comforting blanket of bland atonality but was determined to leave it behind me as soon as I could find a way. You can hear this disjunction unfold as angular atonality juxtaposes static, revolving harmonies. But a threatening, brooding melodic fragment suddenly bursts out of its chains and spits minor key venom at the surrounding material.

Written for the Endymion Ensemble.

FORCES

Flute 1

Flute 2

Clarinet 1

Clarinet 2

Piano

Harp

Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

DURATION

9 minutes

Endymion Ensemble

The Endymion Ensemble

playing Brahms's beautiful sunset clad Clarinet Quintet