A Short, Slow Life
9’37”; for soprano and ten instruments; commissioned by Suzie LeBlanc and Alasdair MacLean for Suzie LeBlanc and Symphony Nova Scotia; winner of the 2012 Theodore Front Prize. The recording below is performed by Suzie LeBlanc and musicians from Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Dinuk Wijeratne.
The score can be downloaded here.
I am including A Short, Slow Life as an example of my writing for larger chamber ensemble, and because it is (fairly abstractly, in this case) influenced by sounds and process from the natural world.
18:00; for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, bass, and percussion; poetry by Rae Crossman; commissioned by the Canada Council for the Motion Ensemble. The performance below is by the Motion Ensemble.
A score can be downloaded here.
I am including all spring as another example of a piece for chamber ensemble. In this piece, the sounds, textures, and structures are influenced by bird songs, (as well as by the poetry on which the piece is based).