Symphony for Six (2001)

for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and cello

Duration: 15’

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.