for pierrot + percussion

{5,3} is a short piece written for pierrot + percussion (without singer). It's based on a twelve tone row, but does not strictly follow serialist technique, instead using the row as a subject for fugue-like counterpoint. In doing this, it explores connections between the pitches not usually possible in serialist compositions, an idea which lends it comparison to a dodecahedron. This three-dimensional shape can be represented as {5,3}, meaning that each side has five vertices and each of the vertices connects three sides. Likewise, the piece has three voices the interact with each other in a wide variety of ways.

The piece is technically challenging for all parts, and also requires skilled ensemble play. Additionally, the flute doubles picc. and the clarinet doubles bass clarinet.