Ultraviolet

Commissioned by ASCAP/SEAMUS and Lisa Raschiatore
for clarinets (Bb/bass) and stereo digital sound
2007
3.5 minutes


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Studio recording


Live performance

Lisa Raschiatore, clarinets
Winter Suite, January 19, 2008, Duderstadt Center @ UMICH


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Program note: Ultraviolet was originally conceived as a work exploring ultraviolet rays of light and the concept of radiation from a strong source, namely the sun, highlighting its singeing and nuclear qualities. Sounds used in the piece attempt to reflect these aggressive attributes by maintaining a sense of intensity in the notes, a grating and straining movement pushing and pulling against a feeling of gravity. All sounds were derived from samples of Lisa Raschiatore on Bb clarinet and bass clarinet, and a bit of bass played by Jacob Richman.