Madhouse (Petering, Mark)




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Performers University of Minnesota New Music Ensemble
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Work Title Madhouse
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Composer Petering, Mark
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMP 7
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2004
First Performance. 2004
First Publication. 2004
Average DurationAvg. Duration 11 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), violin, double bass (or cello), piano - Pierrot Ensemble

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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.