The only improvisation is being born* for bass clarinet and double bass (2016)

Recording from the premiere August 1st, 2016 at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago, IL:

Eli Namay (Double bass)

Emily Beisel (Bass Clarinet)

A multi-media score with visual and audio elements - the bass clarinet part refers to audio score included below

A multi-media score with visual and audio elements - the bass clarinet part refers to audio score included below

Warning: audio score contains recordings of actual tonic clonic seizures which some may find disturbing.

clip #1 0’00" - 3'44” the destruction of HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey

clip #2 3’44” - 5’07” male adult tonic clonic seizure

clip #3 5’07” - 6’07” female child tonic clonic seizure

clip #4 6’07” - 6’32” excerpt from Chris Watson’s Adult Cheetah

clip #5 6’32” - 6’57” bowed whisk on a drumhead

clip #6 6’57” - 8’28” spliced excerpts of Iannis Xenakis’ S.709

clip #7 8’28” - 10’15” excerpt from Mario Savio’s Bodies on the Gears speech

*title references a July 20th, 2016 post from David Pocknee's utterly amazing Composer Advice twitter handle.