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|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2004|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||11 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
|Instrumentation||flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), violin, double bass (or cello), piano - Pierrot Ensemble|
MADHOUSE explores various psychological states utilizing constantly changing textures available in the Pierrot ensemble (double bass substituted for cello).
It is also the composer's response to Thomas Ades' Asyla and is a seminal work in his use of chromaticism along with other works such as Oasis de Lumiere (from Three Pieces for Solo Violin) and Lamentations.
MADHOUSE, Oasis, and Lamentations formed the portfolio that won the composer a place in the Aspen Music Festival in 2005 where he studied with George Tsontakis.