Her Escape

2011 – for violin, viola and cello.

This work for string trio is a short exploration of the musical space encompassed by the tone cluster B, C, D, and F and other closely related sonorities. At first this cluster is decontextualized by wide voicing over a four octave range, followed by tighter voicing later in the piece. The 3/4 interlude increases the depth of the sound by expanding the tritone to a perfect fifth to provide a period of relief from the previous dissonance.