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Shining Through Cracks
for oboe, piano and string quartet
(2013)

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This is a sextet for oboe, piano and string quartet. The strings often play cloudy unmetered textures while the piano provides harmonic color for the oboe soloist. As the piece progresses, there are also places with quick rhythmic dialogues between all the players. Because the oboe often bends pitches, almost like "blue notes", it not only "shines" through the cloudy textures of the strings, it also plays "in the cracks" between traditional pitches.

(duration ca. 9 minutes)

A performance of Shining Through Cracks can be heard on Youtube.