“Into Light” (1985) – Excerpt


Trio for clarinet, viola & piano (1984). Excerpt from album INTO LIGHT, released 2018 on Innova Recordings. Recorded 2017 with Ken Thomson, clarinet; Jessica Meyer, viola; Stephen Gosling, piano.

Here’s a review from Textura: ” Of the three pieces, it’s the most meditative: during the opening part, Meyer’s viola gracefully soars across Gosling’s delicate underpinning and Thomson’s near-subliminal tones, the interlacing of their voices exuding a character reminiscent of Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps. Six minutes into the twenty-two-minute performance, the music springs to life with lively dance patterns, after which the three sustain momentum with impassioned playing. Their finely attuned interactions impress, regardless of whether the section’s slow or fast, as does the superior level of musicianship.”