The Enemies of Rage (2012)

Instrumentation: oboe, clarinet, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello

First performed at Amherst College, Amherst, MA on 5 May 2012.

James Yang, Oboe
Ben Mueller, Clarinet
Clarinet: Ben Mueller
Albert Joo, piano
Ben Boatwright, violin 1
Abigail Gray, violin 2
Russell O’Rourke, viola
Daniel Ang, cello
Luca Antonucci, conductor

One of my early works, composed in 2012 as part of the Composition I class at Amherst College. Written for clarinet, oboe, piano, and string quartet, this was one of my early attempts to compose for more than 4 instruments. It already shows my tendencies for large climaxes and alternating neo-Romanticism with jarring, more modernistic gestures.