About this work:
Quintus is technically demanding, but also idiomatic—most of the time. In this work, I am striving for a very comfortable type of sound, even though many unusual techniques are used, such as playing marimba bars with the mallet heads and the shafts of the mallets simultaneously, clarinet multiphonics and muffling strings inside the piano while playing them on the keyboard.
Year composed: 1996
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 1 Clarinet, 1 Marimba, 1 Piano, 1 Violin, 1 Cello