Broken Clockwork (2018)
for chamber orchestra [ca. 9 minutes]
Fl. (dbl. Picc.) | Ob. (1) | Cl. Bb (1) | Bsn. (1) | Hn. F (1) | Tpt Bb (1) | Tbn. (1) | Tuba (1) | Piano | Strings (22221) or (11111)
Percussion (Tam-tam, Glockenspiel, Wood Blocks , and Bass Drum)
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.