Composer’s Name: Snider, Sarah Kirkland
Title of Piece: Thread and Fray (2006)
Number of Percussion Players: 1
Total Number of Players: 3
Instrumentation: bass clarinet, viola and marimba
Approximate length: 5 min.
Thread and Fray is scored for viola, bass clarinet, and five-octave marimba. As the title implies, the work weaves long lines that intertwine to create a rich timbral fabric. There are moments when rhythmic and harmonic dissonances create “frays” in that fabric, but a beautiful tapestry is still created.
Thread and Fray was written for the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble.
Categories: Mixed Ensemble
Annotated by Matt Sharrock