Inspired by Horace Walpole's Gothic canon, The Castle of Otranto, Dismemberment explores the notion of fragmentation. Although microtonal inflections are scattered throughout the piece, one tone (a C#) is present at every point within the work providing a sense of tonal gravity. Dismemberment plays on extreme contrasts between the quiet to wildly chaotic, hypnotic to ritualistic. Perhaps you'll hear the eerie whispers of living portraiture and fleeting vision of a dismembered giant...
Length: 4 minutes and 30 seconds
Clarinet in Eb
Clarinet in Bb