Commuter music
for violin, percussion, clarinet and bass

Composition Date: 2006
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quartets, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Double bass
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Programme Note:
The title "Commuter Music" is ironic, at best, as this piece couldn't be further from background, muzak-type sounds. The piece was composed for Arraymusic's Young Composer's Workshop. During the workshop I spent a lot of time on the highway or on the train commuting into the city, dealing with the frustrations of traffic, or seeing the tired faces trying to sleep on the train home after work. I could never help feeling a great sense of irony at having the sounds of the ensemble workshopping my piece stuck in my head the whole time, sometimes even working on the piece on the train, all the while surrounded by the mind-numbing endlessness of suburbia...

Commissioned by: Arraymusic

Premiere Information:
19/05/2006 Gladstone Hotel Toronto Arraymusic

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8453 L465co
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quartets, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • January 18, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (13 p.) ; 28cm.
    13 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Violin, Percussion, Clarinet, Bass
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