Running, Thinking, Breathing

Clarinet quartet (3 Bb clarinets and bass clarinet)

2016

4'00

This work explores the connection between the body and mind. It partly depicts the mental process we experience when beginning a physical challenge and pushing through to its end. However, it also investigates our ability to calm a busy mind through physical activities like running, by focussing on the fundamental processes of movement and breathing. Three distinct sections – 'running', 'thinking' and 'breathing' – form the structure of this piece.

Composed for The Clari Boys. Premiered at a student concert, 2016.

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