Weather Change (2016) for Clarinet and Piano
Recorded by John Hong and Robert Fleitz on April 22nd at The Juilliard School
Weather Change was written for the clarinetist John Hong during the spring of 2016 in New York City. I was fortunate enough to have heard many of John’s performances previously, so I had a good understanding of his excellent techniques and abilities on the instrument. I tried to incorporate his lyrical but extremely well-articulated sound quality within the piece. The piano part supports the clarinet line through active and rhythmic passages. The structure of the piece was strictly driven from a song called Space Cowboy by a well-known British group Jamiroquai. I analyzed the form of the song by seconds and later utilized it in the way my own musical language and sound could work within.