Rat Race

For clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Rat Race was written for the American Redshift Ensemble in 2012.
Published by Donemus

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.