Tetrahedron
for flute, oboe, two violins, and cello
Op. 18 (2022)

A few years ago, several friends of mine planned to form a new chamber ensemble with an unconventional instrumentation (one of my favorite things). Though the group never came to fruition, I had offered to write them a piece and had such a strong idea for it I simply had to write it even if no established group for the instrumentation existed. It was tricky though, and took nearly three years to finally put the final barline on it.

The piece is in four continuous movements and follows some of the conventions of the old four-movement model of symphonic works. There is a secret extra-musical component to this pieces, but you'll have to listen and study it to figure out what it is.