2001 Composed for Parry Sound’s “Festival Of Sound”.


12 minutes


for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and percussion

Shattering the Ethereal Resonance:

During the summer of 2001, I was introduced to the concept of synesthesia – a neurological condition where stimulation of one sense will automatically create a second one (ie. hearing one particular sound may make one “see” a certain color). After researching the condition, I was inspired to compose a work that would be so kinetically-charged with timbral colors and textures that one would almost “see,” “taste,” or even “feel” them when heard in performance.

This work was awarded the following prize:

  • Portland Chamber Music Festival’s Composer Competition – 2006

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