Symphony for Six (2001)
for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and cello
Written for eighth blackbird. Premiered in June 2001 at the Music 2001 festival of the University of Cincinnati.
In this piece I wanted to present material of a symphonic scope and drama through the forces of the sextet. There is a recurring conflict between passages of introspective lyricism and exuberant cacophony.