Don't Go There
Don't Go There (1998) was written specifically for the Center for New Music East Coast Tour, November 13-22, 1998, to provide music for instruments--and players on the tour--that were used less frequently than others. Three percussion instruments--harp, piano and percussion--are contrasted against two sets of pairs--horn/bassoon and viola/double bass.
for viola, double bass, horn, bassoon, piano, harp and percussion
The title actually comes from a scribble initially trying to decide how to parse the instruments (looking much like a European street sign indicating Do Not Enter). Of course, the music does 'go there,' with some of the consequences implied by the title.