oggetti II (2021)

    Instrumentation:    bass flute, bass clarinet, violin, electric guitar, and percussion

    Dedication:    For the TACETi Ensemble

    Commission & Awards:    Commissioned by Thailand New Music & Arts Symposium

    World Premiere:    Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium, Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, Thailand - December 19, 2021

    Purchasing information:    Perusal PDF Score: $20; Score and Parts: $80

    Contact:    jasontbuchanan[at]


oggetti II (2021), written between November 17 and December 7, 2021 for the TACETi Ensemble and Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium, is the second work in a larger cycle exploring concise musical objects, gestures, and formal constellations. Over time, my compositional process has become increasingly introspective and critical—thus, oggetti II is an attempt to re-capture the spirit of my earlier works with a more spontaneous and economical nature. oggetti I (Omaggio a Sciarrino) for wind quintet and antistasis for Ensemble Nikel were composed nearly simultaneously in a 10-day period during the summer of 2014 in NYC. Many concepts and compositional devices are shared, but not musical materials. antistasis, meaning opposition, is a rhetorical term for the repetition of a word or phrase in a different or contrary sense. This was poetically translated through the repetition of a small number of musical gestures, or objects, continually recurring and recontextualized so as to contribute to the composite in different ways. oggetti I and now oggetti II both function in a similar manner, drawing upon extremely limited materials reconfigured in various ways, something like a musical jigsaw puzzle.

Performances of oggetti II

December 19, 2021
Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium,  Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Bangkok, Thailand