Amidst all the uncertainty of summer 2020, my friend Lara Mitofsky Neuss told me about a new call-for-scores from one of her ensembles: the Civitasolis Reed Quintet Miniatures Project. I decided to write something and am delighted that Civitasolis decided to perform my piece! “Palimpsestuous (again, already)” is comprised of one brief section of music, repeated twice, the second time with a pre-recorded track. A colorful multiphonic in the oboe is the centerpiece of the work and is used as the backing track for the repeated music. I talk a little bit about the piece before the performance in the video below. And don’t forget to check out the other compositions selected for the Miniatures Project!