Yard Pears

bass clarinet, live electronics, and amplified fruit
premiered by Brad Baumgardner and Scott Blasco at the Exchange of Midwestern Collegiate Composers in Kansas City, MO, April 2011
Duration: c.8 minutes

Program notes:
Yard Pears is a collaboratively composed structured improvisation for bass clarinet, electronics, and amplified pears from the backyard of a friend’s former neighbor. Brad and Scott have both been offered these pears in the past, which Scott ate and Brad gave away. Given that yard’s inaccessibility, the grocery store now provides our fruit instruments for performances. The work itself explores gestural and timbral transformations at the nexus of live bass clarinet, live processing and sampling, and the amplification and abuse of fruit.

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