for guitar or bass (3')
Meditation: to forget all things external and focus on the essential
Down With Those Guitars!
for guitar or bass (2020) 6'
New instruments—such as the extended-range electric bass—don’t have a long tradition defining what is required of all players. It is for the artists of today, and their ways of imagining the instrument, to show us what we can expect of the bass as a stand-alone instrument. Down With Those Guitars! is my take on this cry for independence of the bass, with its rich sound and luscious palette of resonances often yielding to the temptation of behaving like a guitar. Fittingly, the piece uses music from my very recent Guitar Trio, pulling it down to the lower register, where the electric bass lives.
Concord of Thought
for two low instruments (2015) 9'
Being in total agreement. What can possibly go wrong?