The Louie Louie Variations

Clarinet, cello, piano, marimba; also string quartet; also mandolin quartet

1989

A fantasy loosely based on the archetypal I-IV-V chord progression of classic rock songs, it sends a small fragment on a deconstructive mission through a contemporary classical landscape. Liner notes Reviews

Winner of the Pacific Composers Forum 1989 prize.

1989 premiere by XTET in Los Angeles.

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