For Bass Clarinet and Cello. 8′. 2014.
Performance by Amy Advocat, bass clarinet, and Rafael Popper-Keizer.
Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music. February 6th, 2016.
Premiere: DiMenna Center for Classical Music. November 20th, 2014.
Serafim Smigelskiy, cello; Vasko Dukovski, clarinet.
Ephemera is a work about the fleeting passage of time and the
fantastical transformations that can occur in only a moment. Like
the lacewing, perhaps the most primitive creature among those
who undergo metamorphosis, the music between the instruments–
fleeting, ephemeral gestures–is under constant transformation.
Though quite small, the tremulous call of the lacewing is a low song,
perhaps something in the range of the bass clarinet or the cello.