Commissioned by the
Helia Music Collective and the San Francisco Conservatory Clarinet Ensemble, who premiered the piece in SFCM's Caroline Hume Concert Hall.
Ovid's vivid creation story in Classical Latin, set for six voices and frame drum, with artwork by Simone Ren. Featuring Kristofer Twadell, soprano 1; Mia Lindberg, soprano 2; Rowan Taymuree, alto; Michael R. Smith, tenor; Brennan Stokes, tenor; Lukáš Janata, bass; and Nasim Gorgani, Persian daf. Music and production: S. A. Workman.
Written for remote performance by the Friction Quartet during the 2020 pandemic, Airwaves aims to co-opt the unpredictable time delays of performance over online platforms such as Streamyard or Zoom with sections of loosely defined timing, "follow-the-soloist," and independent meters by player, in hopes of invoking just a touch of the windchime's freedom.