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smile smile smile - 2014

for bass clarinet, piano + percussion, ca. 8'00"

Composed for players at the University of South Florida in 2014, smile smile smile is based on the English World War I soldier song

Pack up your Troubles, which appears throughout the work in various forms. The piece explores the way perspectives on a given tune or idea can change over time, with an emphasis on the ways in which subjective experiences can create wildly varied reactions to the same materials.

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Joseph Bourdeau, bass clarinet
Yiyang Li, piano
Jessyca Rose, percussion