For City Block, Fletcher teams up with clarinetist Philip Lipton
Outworld Spiral, for soprano and bass clarinets, is an interpretation of Fletcher's latest exhibition City Block, particularly his sculpture, Beyond the Proper There are Dreams To Catch, which yearns for the sky and spirals upward like a strand of DNA. Circular breathing enables me to create long lines of sound patterns which slowly change shape over time. In the beginning and closing sections of Outworld Spiral, the rhythm fades in and away creating a unique feeling of momentum. The middle section, comprised of single tones, melts into each other, illuminating the soprano improvisation and rebuilding the rhythmic juxtapositions. The Bass clarinet wraps up the work and brings the texture of sounds to a new level of saturation.
Learn more about Philip at philiplipton.com