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RAW MATTER [2015-17]

bass clarinet 

commissioned by Richard Haynes

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

4/6/2018 - Madison Greenstone. UCSD. San Diego.

3/2/2018 - Richard Haynes. NUMU: Neue & Unentdeckte Musik. Baden, Switzerland.

5/16/2017 - ELISION Ensemble [Richard Haynes]. Arts @ 29 Garden. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.

4/25/2017 - Richard Haynes. Aula des Fachbereichs Wirtschaft. Berner Fachhochschule. Bern, Switzerland.

1/30/2017 - Carlos Cordeiro. ShapeShifter Lab. Brooklyn, NY.

12/13/2016 - Carlos Cordeiro. Waverly Project. NYU. New York.

11/1/2016 - Carlos Cordeiro. Holy Cross College. Worcester, MA.

7/5/2016 - Richard Haynes. Old St John's. Nelson, New Zealand.

6/28/2016 - Richard Haynes. Splendor. Amsterdam.

6/13/2016 - Emily Beisel [Fonema Consort]. The Hungry Brain. Chicago, IL.

10/24/2015 - Richard Haynes. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.

6/11/2015 - Ensemble Praesenz [Richard Haynes]. Galerie Schmidt&Handrup. Berlin, Germany.

6/10/2015 - Ensemble Praesenz [Richard Haynes]. Galerie Schmidt&Handrup. Cologne, Germany.

 

PROGRAM NOTE

In RAW MATTER, we encounter an organism at the earliest stages of its life cycle: not yet but almost a creature. We witness it as a molten mass of organic matter in its most basic state. This matter churns within itself, and from that seething body, different forms arise, take shape, and then are subsumed back within the viscous living mass. We witness its attempts at different bodies, some more turbulent than others, and its eventual resignation to a fixed form. The piece is a substance slowly settling into a body.

 

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