California Diaries

for clarinet quartet/ for saxophone quartet

4 clarinets in Bb (4th doubling bass clarinet)


First performance:
Clarinet4, Nov 9, 2018, Hämeenlinna

Program notes:

“California Diaries” is a reflection on impressions, memories, people, audio recordings and musical ideas the composer gather and experienced over the six months he lived in Los Angeles, California during spring 2018. Diaries include recordings of an ocean waves on Santa Monica beach, crickets, helicopters, emergency vehicles and traffic jams. Analysis of these recordings served as a base for carving the musical material and provided guidelines for the form and microtonal harmonies.