Vantage Point (2014) - ca. 10'
soprano, clarinet and harp
Premiered May 9, 2014: Diana Newman (soprano), Andrew Sandwick (clarinet), and Charissa Barger (harp) at Boston Court in Pasadena, CA
Lately I have become enamored with the microtonal inflections of Arabic folk music and the possibility of incorporating their encompassing scalar material in the context of western classical music. This idea works in tandem with Corinna Schroeder's poem, "Vantage Point," which tells the story of a woman yearning for her lover from her window during a call for prayer.
Andrew Sandwick (clarinet), Diana Newman (soprano), and Charissa Barger (harp) performing Vantage Point at Boston Court.