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for bass clarinet + fixed media playback

Commissioned by choreographer Sarah Walston

Duration: ca. 8'00"

Premiere: April 22, 2015 | Tampa, FL | Alex Ravitz, bass clarinet

Program Notes

fastigia was originally composed as music to accompany dance, commissioned by choreographer Sarah Walston. The work was composed after much of the choreography was completed, and because of this, formal structures and musical gestures were directly influenced by the existing dance.

Fastigia, the plural for fastigium, is latin for the apex or summit, usually in regards to the highest point of a fever or disease.

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