tabula rasa (2020)

3’; clarinet

Tabula rasa is latin for blank slate and has come to stand for the theory that individuals are born without built-in mental content, and therefore all knowledge comes from experience or perception. This piece was my attempt to break from rigid compositional processes and just freely compose using clarinet sounds I love.

Commissioned by Joshua Phillips.
Premiere: March 1, 2022 by Kevin Kay at the Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook, NY.