Two By Four (2004)
Two Clarinetists Each Playing Two Clarinets
Commissioned by: Jesse Canterbury and William O. Smith
Premiere: January 2006, Soundbridge at Benaroya Hall, Seattle William O. Smith and Jesse Canterbury, clarinets
Two by Four was written for my good friends Jesse Canterbury and William O. Smith, for their duo CD Collage/DeCollage. It posits two players, each playing two clarinets, resulting in a 4-voice clarinet choir. The work utilizes many extended techniques, including multiphonics, a murmuring effect much like the work of Evan Parker, and the aforementioned 2x4 performance technique.