Genius Crazies, Hearts Empties

Genius Crazies, Hearts Empties

May, 2015.


Forces: Bass Clarinet (Bb), Electronics, and Cello

Genius Crazies, Heart Empties for Cello, Electronics and Bass Clarinet, consists of blocks of material which each amble confusedly towards the same short, self-contained motif. Although the blocks are organized into a superstructure, the electronics’ delay lines obfuscate the boundaries between one and the next. The piece was conceptualized by imagining a veil over the motif, slowly being lifted a nonlinear fashion through the course of each block. Various extended techniques combined with the electronics to obfuscate and distort the material, which are slowly removed or otherwise neutralised as it is uncovered.

The date on this piece is guesstimated.