for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and piano(2014)
|Commission||Commissioned by the Stuart and Maxine Frankel Foundation for the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall|
|Premiere||June 27, 2015, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Detroit, MI|
|Instrumentation||flute (alto flute), clarinet (bass clarinet), violin, cello, percussion, piano|
The patterned pen-and-ink abstractions of Astrid Bowlby—and by association, the work of Edward Gorey—inspired the textures of Checkered Shade.
The piece is structured as a gradual zoom outward; tiny fragments of repeated material resolve into larger patterns, which, at the urging of the violin, eventually coalesce into an expressive chorale.
- Timo Andres