Broken Clockwork (2018)
for violin, clarinet in Bb, violoncello, and piano [ca. 9 minutes]
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.
This work was written for and premiered by Unheard-of \\ Ensemble in February 2018.