|Title||Oliver Pickup: Skein Eponym|
|Instrumentation||Bass Clarinet and Piano|
|Range||Extended-range instrument is required.|
About the Work
Program note courtesy of the composer:
Skein Eponym is a work that brings together elements of Lydian and Phrygian soundworlds. The combination of modal harmony with elements of 21st Century classical music comes together to form a piece of music that brings a host of sounds that are less common to the Western ear. From dark Phrygian passages to bright Lydian flourishes and the feeling of chromaticism brought about by the Bartokian inspired Lydian-Phyrgian polymode, Skein Eponym provides a challenging and fresh addition to the Bass Clarinet repertoire.
About the Composer
Based in York (UK), Oliver currently studies Composition at the University of York with Dr John Stringer. His composition and research interests are focused around acoustic spatial music and from 2017 will be pursuing a PhD by Composition titled "Use of space and performer placement as a primary compositional device in 21st Century and Avant-Garde spatial acoustic chamber music." Oliver has also previously studied composition and related context with Professors Ambrose Field, William Brooks, Roger Marsh, and Drs Martin Suckling, Thomas Simaku, Federico Reuben and Chris Leedham. His music has been performed across the world including the U.K, Poland, U.S.A and Australia.
As a performer Oliver plays with popular function band Dysfunktion, Dixieland jazz band Dixin' Around, and with the Bedlam Brass Quintet.
Piano Score: 10 pages, spiral bind
Bass Clarinet Part: 3 pages, booklet