Narratives Excerpt


for e-flat clarinet

commissioned by Liam Hockley

Score Excerpt

Performance History

  • Performed by Emily Beisel on June 13, 2016 at the Hungry Brain in Chicago, IL as part of Fonema Consort‘s solo series.
  • Performed by Liam Hockley on November 8, 2015 at Northwestern University as part of NUNC! 2.
  • Performed by Emily Beisel on October 20, 2015 at the University of Minnesota’s Ferguson Hall.
  • United States premiere by Carlos Cordeiro on April 12, 2015 at Spectrum in New York City.
  • Premiered by Liam Hockley at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada on February 10, 2015.

Program Notes

Narratives is titled thus because of its numerous entwining threads. Some of these are musical, some of these are personal, some of these are born from conversations between myself and Liam Hockley, for whom the piece was written. It incorporates these threads without fully encompassing them. It is not a complete picture. Still, what is present tells a tale, however fractured or friction-laden, although of what is not precisely articulable. Music extends narration’s boundaries here.

Narratives was commissioned by Liam Hockley. It would not exist without his fearless pursuit of the furthest reaches of the possible.