for Oboe and Clarinet in Bb (version for two clarinets in Bb also available)
5 minutes

Written for Jonathan Thompson and Jiyeon Choi.
Version for two clarinets premiered by Andy Hudson and Anthony Taylor at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro; March 21, 2019.
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About the work:
CRINGE is a kaleidoscopic whirlwind of cascading multimodal scales and swiftly shifting time signatures. Divided into distinct sections marked "Slow" and "Fast", the piece plays out almost like a childish game of tag between two players. Each section is derived from strict compositional systems intended to create a sense of dizziness in the music as the two performers play circles around each other while switching between pitch sets. The constant rising scales almost create a Shepard's Tone effect which is then reversed into a downward spiral of sixteenth notes petering out to the end.