How About Now (2006)
for NOW Ensemble (Alex, Sara, Mark, Peter, & Michael)
Small ensemble, 7'
I wrote How About NowÂ for the wonderful NOW Ensemble as a challenge to myself ““ how to write ultimately idiomatic music for each individual instrument as well as for the ensemble as an organism.Â I wanted the piece to feel like it comes from their preÃ«xisting pantry of musical devices ““ a sort of thrown-together meal with close friends: a can of chick peas here, this mysterious dried mushroom, that jar of cocktail onions, and somehow, dinner happens.Â Structurally and harmonically, the piece is a comfortable, communal one, and lasts seven minutes.
[audio:04 How About Now.mp3]
New Haven, CT
A commercial recording is available via New Amsterdam Records.