Jaren Hinckley

Composer / Clarinetist

Composer

Despite being a clarinetist from the age of nine, the desire to compose never struck me until much much later. From the years 1995-1998 I worked as a 6th to 12th grade woodwind ensemble teacher at a private school and for those three years, every single piece my ensembles performed was arranged by me. I believe this lengthy period of constant music-arranging taught me a lot about voicing, counterpoint, and, basically, “what sounds good together.” A number of years later (2005) I was preparing a chamber music recital with bassist Eric Hansen and decided to write a piece based on Haydn’s Trio No. 44 in E major, Hob. XV:28. After writing it, I realized that I had “arranged” it so much that it could almost be called an original composition. I haven’t looked back (and now I don’t particularly like the idea of arranging anything–I much prefer composing).

LIST OF COMPOSITIONS (chronological)

2005

Hidden Jazz: a re-imagining of Haydn’s “Trio No. 44 in E major, Hob. XV:28″
Instrumentation: clarinet, double bass

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2006

Alaska
Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano voice, clarinet, piano

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2007

On Edge
Instrumentation: clarinet, trombone, piano

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2007

A Set of Three
I. Loose Tooth Polka
II. Ian’s Blues
III. Corn-cobber Rag
Instrumentation: clarinet, trombone, piano

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2007

Two Estate Gardens
I. A Walk Around the Grand Canal at Versailles (France)
II. The Water Gardens at Fountains Abbey (England)
Instrumentation: e-flat clarinet, piano

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2008

Where the Wild Things Are
Instrumentation: solo clarinet, three B-flat clarinets, one bass clarinet, narrator

2010

Shepherd (on the Rocks)
Instrumentation: soprano voice, clarinet, piano

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2011

Mechanisms
I. Sheet-fed Offset Printing Press
II. Automatic-Feed Collating Machine
III. Rube Goldberg Contraption
Instrumentation: two B-flat clarinets

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2011

Hinterlands
I. Eas Coul Aulin (Sutherland, Scotland)
II. Rocky Ridge (Wyoming, USA)
III. Nordkapp (Finnmark, Norway)
Instrumentation: clarinet, bassoon, piano

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 2013

Drei Plätze in Wien (Three Places in Vienna)
I. The Augarten in Winter
II. The Maltese Church
III. Hundertwasser’s Smokestack
Instrumentation: oboe, clarinet, bassoon

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