The House from the Dream
bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion
This piece is my first exploration into the horror genre. My inspiration came from imagined images of an elaborate, uninhabited, Victorian-style house. The house isn't the stereotypical dilapidated house which finds itself the object of many horror stories, but a perfectly kept, colorful, richly and elaborately decorated abode, yet no one lives there. I have used a variety of techniques to musically portray the disturbing, creepy nature of the too-colorful, too-elaborate, disproportionate house, such as extended techniques, polytonality and polychords, and harmonies that are condensed or expanded, sometimes at the same time.