Instrumentation: Quintet Instruments: Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Oboe
Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet and Bassoon
Drift was written for the TIMBER Reed Quintet at the Ohio State University. Upon attending rehearsals and listening to the dynamic of the group, I was fascinated with the way the five instruments blended their sound together and the vast array of timbres that could emerge from the various combinations. This sparked my vision to create a piece that would highlight these abilities. Drift makes use of rhythmic ambiguity and uses a Jazz influence to create a musical idea of drifting along.