ensemble: clarinet, violin, viola, 'cello
duration: 13 minutes
written: summer 2014
premiered: May 25, 2015, Greensboro, NC
2015 Tribeca New Music Young Composer Competition Honoree "Emerging Composer"
My Clarinet Quartet is in four uninterrupted sections
My Clarinet Quartet opens with a very spastic explosion of 6 notes which becomes the key motive throughout the piece. The notes themselves are wildly chromatic and belong more to the Carter side of my brain. However, as the piece goes along, these notes transform into different textures (i.e. the movement titles, break, churn, etc.) until the very end when the previous chromatic tones and motives become connected in a tonal harmonic context.
performers: Ian McKenzie, clarinet; Maitreyi Muralidharan, violin; Carmen Granger, viola; Adi Muralidharan, 'cello