Mixed Messages (2001)
for Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, Violin and Cello
Percussion Details: Vibraphone, 3 tom-toms, 2 suspended cymbals,
woodblock – 1 player
Duration: 5 min
Commission: California E.A.R. Unit
Premiere: California E.A.R. Unit - August 10, 2002; Arcosanti, AZ
Program Note: “Mixed Messages” was first conceived as a one minute interlude to be performed in between other works, much like a commercial on television. The abridged version was premiered by Synchronia, the new music ensemble in St. Louis, in March of 2001 on their “Changing America” concert. The version presented here is an extension of the materials found in the miniature version and was written for the California E.A.R. Unit residency at Arcosanti.