Organized by clarinetist Michiko Ogawa, this concert program aims to highlight a diverse range of new musical works for clarinets and cellos. The program charts a move from the quasi-unison, to the polyphonic: from the austerity of Tashi Wada’s cello duets, which explore the idea of unison gesture as the “doubling of constant change,” towards the intricate polyphony of Liza Lim’s Inguz (Fertility). As we travel this gestural arc, we encounter the unique sound worlds of Olga Neuwirth, Ken Ueno, and Chikako Morishita.
Tashi Wada : Duets for 2 Cellos (2007)
Olga Neuwirth : Fondamenta for 2 Bass clarinets and cello (1997)
Ken Ueno : I screamed at the sea until nodes swelled up, then my voice became the resonant noise of the sea for amplified clarinet (2008)
Chikako Morishita : Skin, Gelatin, Soot for Bass clarinet (2013)
Liza Lim : Inguz (Fertility) for clarinet in A, violoncello (1996)
Clarinets/bass clarinets: Michiko Ogawa (Clarinet/Bass clarinet), Samuel Ekkerhardt Dunscombe (Clarinet/Bass clarinet)
Cellos: Tyler. J. Borden (Cello), Judith Hamann (Cello)