Gracious numbers decayed

oboe, clarinet, bassoon

Composed 2013, duration 10’00”

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The materials of this piece are deceptively simple. In the absence of demonstrative gesture, a space is made to hear the sounds for themselves: the interaction between the overtones of the different instruments, the timbral effects of register, and the subtleties of shaping each
sound event. This reduction of musical language creates a contemplative space, encouraging us to hear relationships between initially disconnected sounds, which seem to grow out of the environment in which they are heard.