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.
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This work was written for and premiered by Unheard-of \\ Ensemble in February 2018.