What happens between getting the music in your mind onto the page and the actual performance is an interesting process. Some things get cut, ideas are added, passages are rethought after trying them out in different ways.
His "Shadow Etudes" is in three movements. The first is called "Wheel Variations", where the viola and clarinet cyclically move through passages of alternating textures and rhythms as they shadow each other. The middle movement utilizes a haunting array of colors that only our specific instruments can make, while the final movement is full of rollicking hocketed rhythms.
Hope to see you tomorrow at 6pm!