Panch Prayag

Panch Prayag

March, 2012. For Carl Rosman.


Forces: Clarinet (Bb)

Over the course of the past year and a half, I have been wrestling with a multitude of ideas stemming from the writing and workshopping of ‘Panch Prayag;’ a clarinet piece in which two or more voices are scored simultaneously, with each event from one voice interrupting the other. Each section of the piece explores the prospect of perception (or non-perception) of ‘pseudo-polyphony’ through varying degrees of timbral, dynamic and registeral separation. Each bar is a near-reflection of the previous bar; the original temporal relationships set up in the first instance become distorted over time, in a non-goal oriented fashion.