ENS.2015.3 | 7′
Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Drum, Violin, Bass
I. My eyes! The goggles do nothing!
II. Everything’s coming up Milhouse!
My Septet is the second in a series of compositions in which fundamentally abstract music does battle with extravagantly unrelated extramusical narratives.
In the first movement, My eyes! The goggles do nothing!, changing patterns in the bass drum interact with changing patterns in the ensemble, while in the second movement, Everything’s coming up Milhouse!, the bass drum acts as a kind of trigger, switching patterns on and off in different subsets of instruments.