About the piece...

mutagenesis (2008)
for Bb bass clarinet, piano, and two percussion
Commissioned by the new music ensemble Zeitgeist for their 30th Anniversary.
Premiered by Zeitgeist, June 20-22, 2008 (St. Paul).
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Available through iTunes and amazon.com! It's also included in the 2011 Anthology of Contemporary Concert Music.

Utilizing a dance approach based around an ever changing cell structure and meant to invoke the process by which changes in an organism’s genetic information are induced experimentally or by environmental stresses, the work is, at its core, really just a fun way of changing one woodblock into three woodblocks. Also, it’s kind of kicky.