Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, viola, double bass, percussion, and electronic playback
Duration: 14 minutes
Commissioned by: Now Hear Ensemble
World Premiere: February 17, 2017, UC Santa Barbara.
Primarily composed in the last two months of 2016, Invective begins in a manic, wild manner that eventually gives way to an intense lament. The second movement begins with the ensemble playing along to a recording of the first movement played backwards. The ensemble gradually takes over with a precise reversal of the first movement’s trajectory.