And chase

Year of composition: 2013
Instrumentation: violin, viola
Duration: 6’00

Written for AndPlay duo

Premiere: Maya Bennardo, violin, and Hannah Levinson, viola
Church of the Ascension, Brooklyn, NY
Oct 25, 2013

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Score excerpt


As the title suggests, this short piece takes the form of a musical ‘chase’ that features two similar but profoundly different instruments: the quick, agile violin and its pursuer, the slightly bulkier (yet stronger) viola. Throughout the piece’s three distinct sections, the chase gradually weaves its way up the instrumental register as its participants steadily approach one another…


-second prize, 2015 SOCAN Foundation Young Composer Awards (Pierre Mercure category)

AndPlay duo

Toledo Museum of Art, OH (Dec. 2, 2016)
CNX Columbus/New York Exchange, OH (Nov. 30, 2016)
Western Connecticut State University (Oct. 24, 2016)
Center for Fiction, New York (Feb. 11, 2016)
The Tank, New York (March 30, 2014)

Smallroom Berlin
Expedition Metropolis Berlin
Feb. 23, 2016

No Exit New Music Ensemble
Cleveland, OH
April 17, 18, 20, 2015

Raphaël Tristan, violin and Julia Michael, viola
McGill University, Montreal
April 12, 2015