Memory Sustained for Clarinet + Live Electronics

Over this past semester I worked with clarinetist and recent University of Virginia faculty hire Shawn Earle on a work for clarinet and live electronics.

Working in fairly heavy collaboration, we came up with Memory Sustained, a work that first explores the barrier between tone and noise on the clarinet, and secondly investigates some non-linear presentations of musical material.

Both of these elements of the work are enhanced through tracking, recording, and playing back the sound of the instrument. At the time of writing we are working together on a fixed version of this work.