Caprice (2008) by Tiffany Sevilla
for clarinet

Caprice is a piece I composed while working with Shulamit Ran at the University of Chicago. It is loosely based on her method exercises of "inversions" and "perversions" — taking a simple (or not so simple) musical motive and inverting, morphing, shrinking, stretching, and otherwise transforming it. The piece occasionally uses the extended technique of multiphonics: it involves special fingerings to obtain more than one pitch at a time on a normally monophonic instrument.

— T. S.    

[from program for March 18, 2013 concert]