Jenni Brandon’s “Found Objects: On the Beach” Performed by the CHAI Collaborative Ensemble

The CHAI Collaborative Ensemble performs “Found Objects: On the Beach” by Jenni Brandon on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602, (312) 744-6630. Found Objects: On the Beach is performed by Andrew Marlin, bassoon, Laura Perkett, oboe, and Daniel Williams, clarinet.

This month, New Music Chicago presents the CHAI Collaborative Ensemble (CCE). The ensemble is now in its fifth season, and each concert is anchored by a history, whether it be musical or poetic. The CCE’s debut performance at the Chicago Cultural Center is centered on Jenni Brandon Music’s haunting “Found Objects: On the Beach” (2014.

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!