As a composer, I work to expand my compositional tools to convey complex feelings and states.
In my compositions I investigate the amount of freedom given to the performer,
the use of electronics and guided improvisation.
E(tti)tude (2022) - For Clarinet (Bass Clarinet) and Bassoon
E(tti)tude (2022) - Jonathan David
The piece won Israel's sixth national composition
contest (2023), and was published by the Israeli
Music Institute. It was performed by
Meitar Ensemble at the Israeli Conservatory
of Music's winner's ceremony.
The piece demonstrates the different phases of practicing a musical instrument. In the beginning,
the practice is meticulous and organized,
and little by little the player loses concentration.
Later in the piece there is an improvisation,
in which the players play based on materials
presented earlier in the piece.
This improvisation simulates training practice,
which includes play and freedom with the written material. The piece then ends with a down-tempo feeling of exhaustion, a mirror that I think many instrumentalists can relate to.