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Brown (2014)

commissioned by the Flexible Orchestra
First performance at the Ukrainian National Home, NYC


This piece was commissioned by the Flexible Orchestra. Written in response to the killing of Michael Brown and the subsequent protests in Ferguson, it consists of a series of variations on the song “Strange Fruit.”

duration: 7'30 mins
scoring: viola choir, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, percussion

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