The Louie Louie Variations
Clarinet, cello, piano, marimba; also string quartet; also mandolin quartet
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.