Still Life, 2009
instrumentation : clarinet + percussion + violin
duration : 7’30”
written for Equilibrium Concert Series’ Hyman Bloom Project
premiere : 5.17.12 by Kevin Price, Masako Kunimoto, and Chia-Li Ho; at the Alpha Gallery | Boston
This trio is written after Hyman Bloom's last still life painting, from 2009, shortly before he passed away. I try to reproduce the way Bloom's objects transform, recurring gently altered in different parts of the canvas. I am also drawn to the painting's use of gravity and light, which seem to contradict one another, but here combine to potent effect.
[performed live by Chamber Cartel on 5.24.14 in Atlanta]