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Rat Race

  • Two concerts in San Francisco, CA (USA) in April 2012
  • Two concerts in Alaska, AK (USA) in July 2012
  • November 17th (evening), New York, NY (USA), Kent Fine Art
  • March 10th, 2013, Nyack, NY (USA)

Rat Race was written for the American Redshift Ensemble in 2012.
The composition for clarinet, violin, cello and piano starts very rhythmically and pictures, as the title suggests the ongoing stress that can be felt in modern society.
In the music you can hear the stress building up until suddenly it is too much and everything is dropped, resulting in a period of complete harmonious rest and happiness. Gradually the lost energy is recovered and the last part of the piece explodes in a wild pop-rhythm again.