...blood blossoms...amplified bass clarinet, amplified piano, percussion, electric guitar, amplified cello, amplified bass (2002)
|Premiere||May 15, 2002 by the Bang on a Can All-Stars at Paine Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA|
“The old junky found a vein...blood blossoms in the dropper like a Chinese flower..” pg. 84, Naked Lunch, William F. Burroughs
The Burroughs text made me think that beauty can be found in a medium full of potential power and destruction. In writing for an amplified ensemble, I sought to create delicate textures that played against the insipient power of amplification and distortion.