Christopher A. Kaminski

Christopher A. Kaminski
Composer, Clarinetist, Improviser
Water Elephant Music

Unknown Crossroads (2016)     for chamber orchestra.     13 min.


In Unknown Crossroads, I use primarily three motives. I transformed these motives in as way ways that I could think of: changing the rhythm, transposing them, harmonization, extending, layering, and turning into a background figure. I also wanted to combine two of my favorite styles at the time: John Luther Adams - style minimalism, with Periphery-style heavy metal.

This piece was written for my senior recital at Rutgers University in 2016, and has also been performed by Helix! New Music Ensemble in 2017.