for chamber ensemble
One of the composer's early works, this five-movement chamber piece fuses contemporary post-tonal harmonies and Blues sounds. Each of the short movements offers a fragmented variation on a theme, which itself is only fully stated in the climactic final movement. Drawing on parallels between the suffering expressed in Blues lyrics and Greek tragedy, with each movement named after a famous Blues song, the work explores this universal topic across different cultures and eras.
Instrumentation: ob, clar, bsn, hn, pno