The bass clarinet sounds as if constantly on the verge of hysterics: its low
register never far from breaking, squeaking, and splitting into
multiphonics. These choleric fits are explored through a rotating sequence
of multiphonic harmonies. Computer analyses of these sounds are
resynthesized in response to the live clarinetist, shadowing him with
evolving resonances, sonic X-rays. Despite repeated attempts at decorum,
another outburst is always just beneath the surface. A clarinetist myself,
it is a self-portrait.