I’d known this place (2020) for clarinet and electronics exists as a string of four distinct dreams, each its own misremembering of a familiar past. Like how memories transform in meaning through repeated recollections, these dreams reconstruct some partial truths of a remembered past but invariably create a new organization. The four sections are titled as follows:
- Dream I: gleaming, radiant marble
- Dream II: first return
- Dream III: the deepest wellsprings
- Dream IV: the mind revealing itself to itself
Commissioned by clarinetist Katrina Clements, I’d known this place was completed in the winter of 2019/20 and recorded at Tempest Recording in Tempe, AZ on March 24th, 2020.