Five Fallen Leaves

Five Fallen Leaves

[excerpts, performed by Natalie Calma and Kevin Price]

instrumentation :  clarinet + piano

2013
duration :  7’25"
commissioned by Natalie Calma
premiere :  4.6.13 by Kevin Price, clarinet; and Natalie Calma, violin | Boston


        Five Fallen Leaves is a brief set of miniatures. The first four represent decay, and the final one suggests regrowth. I mean this symbolism to represent cyclical nature, not triumph over negative force. The first four movements present unsustainable material which quickly disintegrates; the final movement collects the dust and reassembles it.