type (2019)

Instrumentation: for any three melodic instruments

Duration: ca. 12 minutes

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Program notes:

I’ve always been intrigued by the connotations that tend to accompany various typefaces and fonts regardless of the content of the text. This piece is an exploration of that phenomenon. In this text-based, graphic score, performers are asked to collectively improvise material solely based on the look of the text and not the phonemes associated with the letters, which make up nonsense, unpronounceable “words” and “phrases.” This piece was commissioned by the PHAZE Ensemble and premiered on May 30, 2019 in Redlands, CA.