The Boy Who Raced His Shadow

flute, clarinet, piano (2023)

This trio features scads of swiftly syncopated motifs interspersed with slower thematic episodes that skew rhapsodic as they rambunctiously change key at the drop of a compositional hat. Why, the tune modulates through fourteen different keys in the first sixteen measures alone! Ultimately, it is neither clear nor important, not really, who wins the race.