Tanzendanses

Clarinet, violin and piano (duration c. 12’30”).
First performed by PLEXUS, 24 February 2014 at fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.
Clarinet- Philip Arkinstall
Violin- Monica Curro
Piano- Stefan Cassomenos

Program Note
The four movements of Tanzendanses are lifted from the Baroque suite- the Allemande, Courante, Sarabande and Gigue- with the middle two dances stitched together. The traditional tics and mannerisms of each dance are used solely as a jumping off point, with any historical research being very fleeting. The piece came about from a chance meeting between Monica Curro- then forming the trio- and the composer at the AGM of the Australian Youth Orchestra and was performed at the trio’s first concert. 

II Courante – III Sarabande. Recorded 9 December 2015, by PLEXUS.