Birds in Conversation
for clarinet and marimba
Birds in Conversation is a lighthearted tone poem regarding my love for birds and rhythm. I imagined a busy treetop full of different birds all having different conversations with one another, some silly and some more serious, and wrote what I thought that might sound like. The result is a rhythmically intricate mix of chittering and song that comes together to create a wash of sound reminiscent of bird calls.