effervescent widgets

effervescent widgets is a single movement piece composed for wind ensemble. The score is transposed and notated traditionally, with occasional aleatoric improvisation. The work was premiered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Wind Ensemble on 7 April 2013, Evan Feldman, conductor. effervescent widgets characterizes mechanical functions via the use of repetitive ostinato passages which layer upon themselves to the point of collapse.

Special thanks to​ Stephen Anderson and Allen Anderson, who mentored the composition of the work, and to Evan Feldman, who’s orchestration advice and conducting genius brought the piece to life. This project wouldn’t be possible without all of their assistance and guidance! The composition was part of a Senior Honors Thesis, was awarded “Highest Honors.”

Score and parts are available upon request.

effervescent widgets
Evan Feldman, conductor
Large Ensemble
effervescent widgets
Here
Electro-Acoustic, Solo/Chamber
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Philip Snyder, V
Solo/Chamber
may morning musings
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Philip Snyder V
Solo/Chamber
Refractions: On Escher
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Constantly risking absurdity
Electro-Acoustic, Solo/Chamber
Constantly risking absurdity
The Remarkable Story of Chicken Little
Matthew Kilby
Electro-Acoustic, Solo/Chamber
The Remarkable Story of Chicken Little
metallurgy
Chapel Hill CME
Solo/Chamber
metallurgy
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Kylo Balan
Electro-Acoustic, Solo/Chamber