for flute/piccolo/alto flute; clarinet/bass clarinet; piano, violin, cello, percussion (1)
Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University
Implicit Memory, commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition for the New York New Music Ensemble, was written during the late summer and early fall of 2007. It’s dedicated with admiration and affection to the New York New Music Ensemble.
While composing the piece, it was a pleasure to have a clear aural image of these six musicians, each a virtuoso in their own right. Implicit Memory is, among other things, my attempt to capture some of the things that they can do.
So, from the beginning, I had the idea of featuring each member of the ensemble in turn. The passages in which each player is featured don’t always take the form of solo and accompaniment, but more often, the featured instrument dominates in one way or another.
Thus, the opening section is weighted toward mallet percussion while the other instruments play music which could have been played by the marimba or vibraphone – percussive, flighty, upper middle register music.
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