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In Search of Planet X

for clarinet, violin, and piano

Duration: 7'30"

A recording is available here.

My trio's title takes its name from Percival Lowell's 1906 search for a planet beyond Neptune. Lowell used the term "Planet X" to represent this unknown force. While composing I was inspired not only by the remarkable quest upon which Lowell hinged his reputation, but also by the sense of possibility and discovery and wonder and mystery that such a search represented. I composed In Search of Planet X for musicians at the Music09 Festival at the Hindemith Foundation in Switzerland.