Fugue State

flute, flute + piccolo, B-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons (2009, revised 2012)




Besides being a contrapuntal composition technique in two or more voices, a fugue is also an altered state of consciousness in which a person may move about purposely and even speak, but is not aware of doing so. While these four movements don’t specifically illustrate such a dissociative disorder processes, they could. A VCME commission.

fugue state