|Title||Ross James Carey: K.L. Moments (2016)|
|Instrumentation||Solo Bass Clarinet|
|Range||Extended range instrument is required.|
About the Work
K.L. Moments: Three Pieces for Bass Clarinet was composed in 2016. The three contrasting pieces utilize the full range of the bass clarinet to great dramatic effect; that said, there are no overwhelming technical challenges or modern techniques required, making the work reasonably accessible for the advanced player. The short pieces were inspired by the city of Kuala Lumpur, which the composer has called home for the past six years. The final piece, Kuala Lumpur hora cero, was inspired by a work of Piazolla's, Buenos Aires hora cero, which the composer heard performed in Kuala Lumpur. Soon after that concert, the composer began work on this set of pieces, which are dedicated to Michael and Kimberly Davenport.
About the Composer
Ross James Carey is a composer and pianist. Born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1969, he currently teaches at Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. As both a composer and piano soloist and collaborative artist Ross has been active in a variety of settings, from international festivals and conferences to regional and community events, mainly in Australasia and Asia. His compositions draw upon a variety of sources reflecting his background as a classically trained musician active in this region. Ross' compositions have been presented at seven Asian Composers' League Festivals and recordings of his music include those by pianist Yuji Takahashi, guitarist Kazuhito Yamashita, Gamelan Padhang Moncar (New Zealand) and the Black Cedar Trio (California). As a pianist Ross is particularly interested in presenting his own works and those of composers from the wider Asia-Pacific region, and has given recitals at the 'International Congress of Women in Music', Beijing (2008) and 'East meets west' conference at the Hong Kong Baptist University (2009), among others.
Solo score: 7 pages, spiral bound