composed for: Claire Chase and Rebekah Heller (as part of the Coalesence Cycle for ICE)
premiere: to be determined
length: 10 minutes
instrumentation: flute and bassoon
Starting with a gesture that inverts the traditional relationship between these two instruments (with the bassoon playing an octave higher than the flute), this piece attempts to embrace the high energy, colorful personalities, and wonderful chemistry between Claire Chase and Rebekah Heller. Like Concatenation, the form of Joust presents a variety of different types of material that recur in different orders and proportions. The title is meant to suggest a playful sparring conducted with instruments instead of lances.