Broken Clockwork (2018)

for chamber orchestra [ca. 9 minutes]

Program Note

Broken Clockwork is a decoration of pulse. The piece begins in a rhythmically amorphous limbo followed by a series of variations in an upbeat, grid-like pulse. There are sections that bounce, sections that grumble, and sections that operate with mechanical precision. At the end, time falls apart and returns to an ambiguous limbo. 

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Link to a version for quartet.


Flute/Picc (1)
Oboe (1)
Clarinet in Bb (1)
Bassoon (1)
Horn in F (1)
Trumpet in Bb (1)
Trombone (1)
Tuba (1)
Percussion (Tam-tam, Glockenspiel, Wood Blocks [5], and Bass Drum)
Violin I (1 - 2)
Violin II (1 - 2)
Viola (1 - 2)
Violoncello (1 - 2)