Year: 2017

Heading: for bass clarinet and string quartet

Instrumentation: bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, and cello

Duration: 10'

Program Note: Bass Clarinetist Bruce Belton commissioned this piece, which will be performed and recorded by him and the Friction Quartet. October is similar in form to other month-titled compositions of mine, including July, December, May, and June, in that small rhythmic chunks are combined and catapulted into larger spans, that explores multiple moods one might encounter over the course of a month.