NO ASYLUM (2013)

Each of the four walls—pitch, rhythm, dynamic, tone is fought against the standard playing technique. Each time the soloist attempts to conquer one of them, they are invariably prodded back down to the monotonous initial statement. Finally, with a sudden burst of energy, the soloist rises up and tears down all four of the walls at once, only to be overwhelmed that outside these walls, lie larger, more implacable walls, from which the soloist cannot escape, and falls back to the monotony of the drone.


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Performed and premiered by Connor Bogenreif at the Chapman University Salmon Recital Hall, 2013.


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NO ASYLUM for Solo Cello