Por Seis (2015-2016)
3 Latin-American studies for 6 instruments
Composed January 2015-July 2016
for six instruments (flute, english horn, clarinet doubling bass clarinet, guitar, violin, cello)
In three movements
Premiered (virtually) by One Found Sound on October 1, 2020
Set in three movements, this suite for mixed instruments pays tribute to the colorful and eclectic musical language of Latin-American dances. The first movement is a Seis por Derecho, which means 'straight six'. The second movement is calm reflection with a prominent guitar solo, which is dedicated to the founder of the columbian salsa group, Grupo Niche. The last movement is an energetic dance, a Jota which plays with mixed meters, which features high spirited solos and interplay between the entire ensemble.