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About the Music
Fractals for bass clarinet and tenor trombone is an exciting duo that features aggressive rhythms and numerous meter changes. The instrumentation provides a wonderful palette of unique musical colors. Like the fractals found in nature and art, where the overall object is made from an infinite number of self-similar duplications of that object, this work is derived from the continuous variation of the primary motive heard at the opening.
Duo Score: 8 pages. Edited by Skyler Hedblom.
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About the Composer
Justin Writer is Professor of Composition and Music Theory at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Writer’s music is performed by professional and university ensembles throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and South America. Writer’s works have been performed at several notable conferences including the International Tuba and Euphonium Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, European Bass Congress, Viola Congress, International Trumpet Guild, The Society of Composers Inc., College Music Society, New York City Electroacoustic Festival, SEAMUS, Chicago Bass Festival, International Society of Bassists, and other venues. Writer received his DMA in Composition from the University of Oklahoma, his MM in Theory/Composition from Wichita State University, and a BME from Pittsburg State University (Kansas).
Duo Alea, the father-daughter duo of Michael and Kimberly Davenport, began performing music for bass clarinet and piano in 1996. As performers searching for new repertoire and teachers working with students eager to develop as performers, it quickly became clear that there was a need for more repertoire featuring the bass clarinet. Filling this need became the mission of Alea Publishing & Recording.
Since our first publication in 1997, the Alea catalog has now grown to include over 300 titles. We pride ourselves on the accuracy and quality of our sheet music, as well as our ability to ship directly to customers around the world.
We are proud of the diversity of our catalog in terms of the inclusion of works by composers and arrangers from around the world. We are interested in continuing to expand this diversity, representing musical ideas from around the world.
Following Michael's passing in 2019, Kim has taken over solo management of Alea Publishing. In 2020, Alea established the Dolphy Prize, an annual composition award for new works for bass clarinet by black composers.
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