Hands

for solo clarinet, 5:00 (2017). Written for Ford Forqurean at the 2017 Bang on a Can Summer Festival.

About the work:
While writing this piece, I was thinking about how much you can tell about a person by looking at just their hands. The gestures a person uses when they talk, the way they their nails are kept, the way their fingers are slightly molded from the type of work that they do- all of these characteristics tell a story. This piece is a sort of illustration of examining a loved one’s hands- of zooming in closer and closer and uncovering a story in the tiny details.

“Hands” is a part of ANATOMY, a series of solos for various instruments based on different parts of the human body.