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Droning Falsities (for one's self)

For contrabass clarinet in Bb and pre-recorded audio. Written for and with Jason Alder. This piece is, in a way, an arrangement of Guillaume Dufay’s antiphon Ave Maris Stella and, in particular, an exploration of the compositional technique ‘fauxbourdon’. The piece demonstrates an attempt to attend to an existing music; to situate oneself within a network of sonic matter previously occupied by another.

Premiered by Jason Alder at the 9th European Clarinet Festival 2019, Camerino, Italy, Aug 2019.

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