Oliver Searle


Chamber work for bass clarinet quartet

I have a vivid memory of hiding behind the family sofa at the age of 4, while “watching” Doctor Who. The word Downwarp reminded me of this experience, sounding like something out of a science fiction film, even though this has nothing in common with the original definition. It originates in geology, where it describes a surface depression in the Earth’s crust, but still offers an image of a certain situation, which I cannot eliminate from my thinking.
This is a work about nostalgia and the slight melancholy I experience when recalling points in my childhood.


Instrumentation Genre Ensemble (no conductor)
Tag quartet
Duration 6 minutes
Instrumentation Bass clarinet [4 players]

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