Perspective 2 for Clarinet and Piano
My Perspective 2 (working title) for clarinet and piano, has seen several reiterations: sparse and gentle, strident and boisterous, minimalist, to name a few. I’d finally settled on a series of preludes ( variations?.)These preludes seemed to unfold from one to the next serendipitously. As things turned out, I wound up reworking a few of the discarded earlier starts.
At the beginning of the piece, the segments are in stark contrast to one another: fast,slow,fast etcetera. The work begins with quick, configurations in the clarinet.This is followed by very slow repeated clarinet pitches.
If I were to sum up each and every prelude in a few words, it would look like this:
- Hastened, with clustered harmonies
- Uneven pulse, sustained
- Manic, rapid
- Slow, sorrowful
- Crafty, elusive
- Sustained, sorrowful mashup
- Serpentine dialogue
- Serpentine, falling gestures.
As things stand, the piece is nearing it’s completion.I foresee being done in 2 or three more preludes.
Here is what the opening looks like: