Kimchi Dreams is a set of four short pieces for the unusual combination of two clarinets and bassoon. I wrote the work at the suggestion of my bassoonist friend Eric Hall. My inspiration came from a fitful night’s sleep, full of dreams with a reedy soundtrack, following a large, late Korean dinner.
The piece was premiered on February 8, 2014, at Strathmore Mansion in Rockville, MD by Nancy Sulfridge & Albert Hunt (clarinets) and Eric Hall (bassoon).
Kimichi Dreams: I. Fast
Kimchi Dreams: II. Slow and Smooth, with Resignation
Kimchi Dreams: III. Ben ritmico
Kimchi Dreams: IV. Slow Lament