1.1(+eh).2(+bc,tsx).1 / 188.8.131.52 / Pno., 2 Perc. / 184.108.40.206.1
2.2(+eh).2(+bc).2 / 220.127.116.11 / Timp. / Pno., Hp., 2 Perc. / Str.
Five – Six – Seven – Eight (Chamber Orchestra version)
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Five – Six – Seven – Eight is inspired by and dedicated to Alarm Will Sound, for whom the work is written. The opportunity to write for an ensemble with the timbral palette of a full orchestra but the locked-in tightness of a Pro Tools session perhaps overly piqued my imagination, and I wanted to use this piece to explore a greater range of textures and ideas than one coherent movement could reasonably accommodate. As such, the work consists of four miniatures, each between one and two minutes in length. The title, a reference to the common bandstand count-in, reflects the different dance-inspired characters of each miniature.
The work in its original Chamber Orchestra instrumentation was premiered by Alarm Will Sound at the 2014 Mizzou International Composers Festival in Columbia, Missouri.
The version for Symphony Orchestra was commissioned and premiered by Yaniv Segal and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra.