Duration is at the discretion of the performers and may vary.
Acoustic clarinet ensemble (any number of Bb clarinets and/or bass clarinet)
After witnessing my first experiment for percussionist plus laptop performer, clarinetist Rebecca Danard wanted me to write a laptop improvisation piece for her, so I eventually did.
Rebecca suggested that we work with pentatonic scales for our improvisation, so I created ten cells of notes (ranging from low to high) based on four Japanese pentatonic scales, then I recorded Rebecca improvising with the notes of these cells—all forty of them. The recordings of these improvisations were then electronically processed; this is included in the second clarinet part.
Originally written for bass clarinet and electronics, this version has been adapted for (acoustic) clarinet ensemble. There is also a version available for flex ensemble (SftGG SARS-CoV-2).