How About Now (2006)

for NOW Ensemble (Alex, Sara, Mark, Peter, & Michael)
Small ensemble, 7'

I wrote How About Now 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.  I wanted the piece to feel like it comes from their preëxisting 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.  Structurally and harmonically, the piece is a comfortable, communal one, and lasts seven minutes.

[audio:04 How About Now.mp3]
Live Recording
June 2006
New Haven, CT

A commercial recording is available via New Amsterdam Records.

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