RAW MATTER [2015-17]

bass clarinet [20’]

commissioned by Richard Haynes

further reading

Performing complexity : theorizing performer agency in complexist music by Liam Hockley. DMA Dissertation. University of British Columbia [December, 2018]

performance history

4/25/2020 - Madison Greenstone. The Bowerbird. Philadelphia, PA.

10/12/2018 - Madison Greenstone. UCSD. San Diego, CA.

9/29/2018 - Madison Greenstone. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.

9/18/2018 - Liam Hockley. DMA Lecture/Recital. University of British Columbia. Vancouver, Canada.

8/12/2018 - Madison Greenstone. Petersburg Art Space. Berlin, Germany.

4/16/2018 - Richard HaynesGare du Nord. Basel, Switzerland.

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

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

1/22/2018 - Richard Haynes. St. Paul's Hall. Huddersfield, UK.

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 HaynesOld St John's. Nelson, New Zealand.

6/28/2016 - Richard HaynesSplendor. Amsterdam.

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

10/24/2015 - Richard HaynesHarvard 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.