Premiere of Jay Reise’s

Disenchanted Forest, for Clarinet and Piano was premiered by Todd Palmer and Ieva Jokubaviciute on August 8, 2015 at the Newburyport Chamber Music Festival where Reise served as composer-in-residence.  The piece was commissioned by Preston Reed especially for the festival.

Recalling the discrepant sight of Fitzcarraldo's boat half-sunk in the still waters of the Amazon and the recent disturbing presence of coyotes in New York City, Disenchanted Forest is a mood-commentary on the present entropy of the wild-lands, with hope that they will return to their former glory when we are gone....

Photo of Todd Palmer, clarinet

[Photo credit:  Nicole Goodhue Boyd]