8 voices (SSAATTBB)
Roomful of Teeth on March 12, 2013
Composer, Clarinetist, Bass Clarinetist
The Cocktail Party takes as its text snippets of the sort of somewhat inane conversation you might overhear (or engage in) at a cocktail party. This text is set in a saccharine-yet-slightly-creepy barbershop quartet style. The result is meant to occupy an uncomfortable space in between mock‐ and genuine beauty.