CIRCADIA 1. Cycles Sonata for Bassoon and Piano
Commissioned by Carolyn Beck, "Circadia", a sonata for bassoon and piano in three movements, refers to the daily pulse, rhythms and cycles of activities observed in many living organisms. The first movemet, "Cycles" is a wild and disjointed chase between the instruments. The cyclic rhythms vary between a triplet motif with the bassoon both chasing and being chased by the piano, and a more jazzy section with the two instruments figuratively and literally playing with one another.
CIRCADIA Sonata For Bassoon and Piano Mvt. 1 Cycles