Douglas Geers
Reality House

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Title Reality House
Genre: Flute/picc, Bb/bass clarinet, trombone,
violin, viola, cello, double bass                          
Duration: 15 minutes
Score: PDF HERE 
Audio: MP3 HERE 


Reality House is a single-movement chamber music work (ca. sixteen minutes) scored for flute/piccolo, B-flat clarinet/bass clarinet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, and double bass. The title of the work is taken from the name of a methadone clinic/homeless shelter that at the time of composition was located on 125th Street, Manhattan, a few blocks from my apartment. Musically, the piece explores waves and shifts of energy, mixing consistency and progression with incongruous intrusions and mutations.

The premiere performance of Reality House was performed by Ensemble Fa at Miller Theatre, New York City, on December 9, 1998.

If you would like to know more about the methods used to compose this piece, please click here.