Running, Thinking, Breathing
Clarinet quartet (3 Bb clarinets and bass clarinet)
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.