Screw That (2018) for clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, and bass (optional snare drum). 7.5 min.
I had the privilege to attend Fresh Inc in June 2018, and what an amazing festival it was! I learned a whole bunch, I worked closely with Fifth House Ensemble, and I got to work with the awesome musicians there!
While I was writing the piece, I realized that I was trying to impress people with my music. After some encouraging words from one of the conductors at Michigan State, I decided to say "Screw That" and I went home and wrote heavy metal. I would normally say, "I hope you enjoy", but it doesn't matter to me. I am very proud of this piece, no matter what you think.
Here's a link to the festival:
Here's a like to Fifth House Ensemble: