Mosaics

for flute, clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), violin, cello, piano, and percussion

Written for the Yale School of Music’s 2017 Norfolk New Music Workshop. Premiered in Norfolk, Connecticut on June 30th, 2017 by Felice Doynov, Giovanni Bertoni, Laura Park, Eric Adamshick, YoungKyoung Lee, and Erika Dohi.

 

Notes:

Mosaics is a work that is intended to represent two of the typical landscapes one encounters in the area of New England, and the emotions and experiences that accompany them. The first movement, Stained, is intended to be a prelude-like portrait of the classic, “idyllic,” small New England town. The second movement, Panelled, tackles the typical urban scene of cities like Boston or Providence, and acts as an expansion and commentary of melodies from Stained. Glass is a central thread running through the two movements, both in terms of “glassy” textures used in the ensemble and the movement titles, with Stained being a reference to the stained glass window of a church and Panelled being a reference to glass panelling of skyscrapers. 

 

Performances

-March 21st, 2018; Clarke Recital Hall, University of Miami

-February 21st, 2018; Gusman Hall, University of Miami

-August 5th, 2017; Ciclo de Música Contemporánea de Oviedo

-June 30th, 2017; Norfolk New Music Workshop

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