we study our past to move forward (2016)


(bass clarinet and 2 channel fixed media)

Written as part of the Estalgem Ponta do Sol Artist Residency in Madeira, Portugal.
Premiered on January 12, 2016 at the Cine in Madeira, Portugal.

Footage from the rehearsal of we study our past to move forward.

Footage from the rehearsal of we study our past to move forward.

Written during an artist residency in Madeira, Portugal, we study our past to move forward is a study for bass clarinet and electronics. The electronic parts are built from ‘leftover’ parts of past works. These samples have been remixed, reconstituted, and changed to create the new electronic part. The bass clarinet weaves in and out of these electronic textures, using a variety of extended techniques to build a unique sonic texture. The title refers to the process of sampling and learning: We study our past, our mistakes, our successes, to move forward and create new work.