Micro + Macro (Extract)

Live recording of the premiere

Instrumentation: bass clarinet

Type: solo

Year: 2014

Premiere: Performed by Sarah Watts, 18th March 2014, RIAM

Duration: 4’20

Micro + Macro is a short two movement piece for bass clarinet.
The structure of each of the pieces is derived from a single tone row and was written as a short exercise to fulfill a college project brief.

Micro is the slower, more sombre of the two movements and explores mainly the low register of the bass clarinet.

Macro is a more light hearted movement. This takes the same tone row and treats it very differently. It uses the full row in a more conventional serialist manner. However I introduced a kind if bias towards certain notes to give a sense of progression throughout the piece.

Photo by Nathy Coleman