Even Deeper

A pensive and beautiful plunge.


(Double reed choir and prerecorded electronics).
Total duration ca. 8 minutes (2014)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
One movement work.
18 pages (score), 81/2" x 11".


NOTE: This piece is highly adaptable, and will work for ensembles of any size and personnel.


Premiered on August 6, 2014 in New York City, New York,
at the International Double Reed Society Convention, conducted by Daniel Baldwin.




kelp forest


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Listen to DEEP, for contrabassoon
Listen to DEPTH, for wind band



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The original version of EVEN DEEPER, simply titled DEEP, was commissioned and recorded by Carolyn Beck. It uses the same audio track as EVEN DEEPER, but is set for the noble and profound solo contrabassoon. A few years later, I had the opportunity to expand the music, again with the same track but this time for symphonic wind band in a piece titled DEPTH, the first movement of my watery, ocean-based suite, IMMERSION. When Daniel Baldwin suggested that I consider creating an adaptation of one of my works for a performance at the 2014 International Double Reed Society convention, well, this piece was an obvious choice; my imagination rumbles with the vibrations of the mere thought of so many of these great instruments and their fabulous players on stage together, intoning this anthem to the sea. Inhale. Exhale.




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Related work:

EVEN DEEPER began life as a piece for solo contrabassoon and prerecorded track, titled DEEP, and has since been performed by many different low register instrumentalists:



(Contrabassoon and Electronic soundscape).
Total duration ca. 8 minutes (2004)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
Commissioned in 200
4 by Carolyn Beck.
One movement work. 4 pages, 8.5" x 11".


Recorded in December 2004 by Carolyn Beck, contrabassoon;
Dan Morris, additional percussion.


Recorded in December 2006 by Leslie Lashinsky, contrabassoon;
Dan Morris, additional percussion.


Recorded in October 2007 by Marco Mazzini, contrabass clarinet.


Recorded in September 2018 by Cayla Bellamy, bassoon.


Audio clip of contrabassoon version performed by Leslie Lashinsky.



Also available for low brass as:


Total duration ca. 8 minutes (2023)
Published by Activist Music (ASCAP).
One movement work. 19 pages, 8.5" x 11".


under the sea



cellular structures



Beck and Call CD


Deep is featured on Carolyn Beck's 2005 CD, Beck and Call, on Crystal Records CD 846. Click CD for more info.




Notes from the Kelp


Deep is featured on the 2007 Innova Recordings CD, Notes from the Kelp (innova 683), recorded by Leslie Lashinsky. Click CD for more info.




Double or Nothing CD


A version of Deep for bassoon is featured on the 2018 Mark Masters CD, Double or Nothing (Mark Masters 54263-MCD), recorded by Cayla Bellamy. Click CD for more info.




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