Shiitake Mushroom (2016)
for 8 voices
This piece is made up of two distinct parts: The first is a percussive, heavily rhythmic section, made up of short fricative consonants. In stark contrast, the second is a slower chordal section, made up of sustained nasal consonants and vowels. This juxtaposition is also encapsulated within the sonic qualities of the title, Shiitake Mushroom.
Shiitake Mushroom was premiered on November 11th, 2016 at Northwestern University during the concert, "The Detail of the Pattern," conducted by Kevin Vondrak.