Ryan Woodward Composition

Ryan Woodward (b. 1991) is a performer and composer from Harleysville, Pennsylvania. He Graduated from Susquehanna University summa cum laude in 2014 with a degree in Music Performance, where he studied composition under Dr. Patrick Long, and he Graduated from the Peabody Conservatory summa cum laude in 2016 with a degree in computer music composition, where he studied under Dr. McGregor Boyle and Dr. Geoffrey Wright.

Night (For Clarinet and Computer Interface) (2012)

"Night" is a work for clarinet and computer interface.  This piece features only acoustic clarinet sounds that are processed through a computer.  The first section of this piece depicts a chase through the forest.  Beginning with the sunset, the forest gradually gets darker as shadows begin to come to life.  You run from the images until you reach a clearing.  Here the moon shines bright and illuminates your surroundings.  Realizing that you are surrounded by forest and there is no way out, you enter the forest once again.  The darkness is more potent than before and you feel as if you are being followed by an army of shadows until the first rays of sunrise finally piece through the darkness.  

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Performance March 30, 2014, Ryan Woodward - Clarinet


Ryan Woodward Composition