SUBTONE for clarinet and fixed media
Subtone is a harmonic exploration of one pitch. As the work progresses, the clarinet soloist improvises through harmonic territory constructed from the lattice of vibrational relationships within one pitch. Technology has allowed composers to rediscover and exploit this inner harmony in new and exciting ways. However, technology is only a tool and not an end in itself. At the center of art is what it means to be human. “We cannot contract out of humanity”.
The Tactus New Music Ensemble at Symphony Space in New York City featuring Schyler Fung, clarinet, Jessica Schmitz, piccolo, and Kathleen Tagg, speaking voice.