Clearing, Dawn, Dance, 2010 (10′)
for flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, viola, and cello
Clearing, Dawn, Dance was written specifically for the six virtuoso musicians of yMusic, who commissioned this work for their debut album, Beautiful Mechanical. It’s a piece that tries to take advantage of their unique skills and personalities; they are a chamber group that can behave as a tight, seamless ensemble, but they also embrace and even flaunt their individual personalities within the group. That’s a rare combination and it was a pleasure to write this piece for them, and to have them truly make it their own.