Syriac Fugato 2 (2022) – 5′

For Two Violas




Premiered by Natalie Clarke and Dominick Douglas at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick ME, July 30 2022

Other Performances: 

  • Recorded by Joseph Skerik and Brian Isaacs, at Harkness Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT, December 17 2022
  • Performed by Natalie Clarke and Dominick Douglas at Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brunswick, ME, July 31 2022




Performance Notes

Syriac Fugato 2 is a derivative work of Syriac Fugato 1. This series draws inspiration from Eugene O’Brien‘s Black Fugatos. What captures my imagination in O’Brien’s work is the seemingly independent time-layers of the various instruments in the ensemble – this sort of beautiful, organized chaos fascinates me. In Syriac Fugato, I employ a totally different technique to that of O’Brien’s controlled aleatory to achieve a comparable effect, all while crafting the work in my own aesthetic.

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