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Kimchi Dreams (2013)


for 2 clarinets and bassoon
duration: 7 minutes


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

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