On The Bridge
for clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and cello
duration ~ 3 minutes
Commissioned by Standing Wave Ensemble
Premiered on May 10, 2010 at The Cultch
On The Bridge was written for the Standing Wave Ensemble’s collaboration with Canadian film director Mina Shum in the creation of her cinematic theatre piece All. This composition is one of six pieces that make up the audio soundtrack of the work, and was commissioned with the idea that each composer reflect on a physical aspect of the city’s landscape with which to build the final collage of the work. My piece is a reflection on the idea of 'journey', or transition from one area of the city to another. Although it's sometimes difficult to understand the disparities created by a city bridge, this piece aims to convey the sense of disconnect in the city of Vancouver that may be perceived through the process of travel or journey from one place, thought, experience or feeling, to another.