Threads (2011) - For Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano
For Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano
Commissioned by the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program (First Music Commission)
In this piece, I imagined threads of musical material weaving throughout the composition. These musical strands act both together and independently – they intertwine, unravel and split allowing new threads to form. The interactions between the musical lines also exist in the larger gestures and structure of the piece. Entire sections act as threads that overlap, cut between each other or entwine over time. As you listen, you may follow the interactions between the various strands of music, or (as I would recommend) sit back and listen to the “knitted” piece as a whole.