KEEP IT SIMPLE (2013)

Oboe, bassoon, horn in f, trumpet, violin, viola, cello, double bass (3’). For members of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.

This was a quick piece that I put together when the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra was visiting IU as part of their residency. Seizing an opportunity to work with the members of the orchestra, I put together this quick piece, which was based on the contours of the phrase, “keep it simple.” Each repetition of the phrase introduces new detuned elements, constantly toying with the transition between harmonic and inharmonic spectra.

Performance by Indiana University musicians.

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