Deja Vu – for clarinet and tuba

Deja Vu
Deja Vu (All Over Again)

Deja Vu and its sister piece Deja Vu (All Over Again) are written for clarinet and tuba and both pieces have a very unique form. Instead of a standard score, I opted to create a score that would change each time the piece was performed. Each part has seven different boxes on it with incredibly similar material from box to box. Changes include slight rhythmic adjustments, articulative changes, and dynamic changes. The intent behind the slight changes is to create a feeling of distorted familiarity like deja vu. The performers have a couple of options to choose from when they move between boxes. The second piece features boxes that are altered slightly from the original, including some formal variation, to further create the same feeling of distorted familiarity. In the first concert where these were played, they appeared in different halves of the concert, one before intermission and one after to allow the audience a little bit of time away from the material.
Performed by Mia Zamora and Wesley Colquitt

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