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Playlists (2019)

for bass clarinet, marimba and electronics


Playlists is one of my first pieces that incorporated fixed media and is part of an album of the same name. It incorporates pre-recorded bass clarinet sounds, synths, trap bass and kick sounds to give a fun, rhythmic punch to the piece, over which the bass clarinet and marimba perform. The piece begins with a strong rhythmic intensity that eventually slows down to a smoother texture by the end of the piece. The electronic elements serve to create almost "super-marimbas and bass clarinets" by accentuating, repeating or adding layers to the existing sound. The players are constantly fighting with the electronics for attention, but eventually lose out, being enveloped by the electronics.

Premiered by Evan Kopca and Stephon Davis at the Boston Conservatory, on 24th September 2018.

This piece was further edited, and performed by Transient Canvas on the album Playlists.

Playlists was recorded, mixed and mastered by Maurice Soque Jr., and released on 15th July, 2020.

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