Jenni Brandon’s “Found Objects on the Beach” Performed by Onomatopoeia

Jenni Brandon’s Found Objects On the Beach (arr. Cassie Lear/Soren Hamm) performed by the Onomatopoeia Trio; Cassie Lear (flutes), Soren Hamm (saxophones), and Rebecca Olason (horn). The Onomatopoeia Trio performs “Found Objects on the Beach” in their Ides Away concert on March 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM. The performance venue is the Music Center of the Northwest 901 N 96th Street, Seattle, WA 98103, Contact 206-526-8443; .

Faced with a menagerie of seldom-paired instruments and no repertoire whatsoever, these three award-winning soloists and longtime friends came together anyways to create a new kind of chamber ensemble. The result is a versatile, 21st century sound that makes everything – from classical to folk to contemporary music – sound fresh and new.

“Found Objects: On the Beach” for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon tells of finding objects on the beach – from tumbled stones to sea glass; from driftwood to black feathers on the sand and the seashells that populate the beach as far as the eye can see. A six-movement work approximately 23 minutes.

Premiered by the PEN Trio (Nora Lewis-oboe, Phillip Paglialonga-clarinet, and the late Eric Van der Veer Varner-bassoon), this work is published by TrevCo-Varner Music Publishing on the new PEN Trio Collection Series!