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Caleb Burhans

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The Things Left Unsaid

Performed by the Tarab Cello Ensemble

The Things Left Unsaid was commissioned by a cello octet called the Tarab Cello Ensemble in the summer of 2006. The piece explores the emotions of both the things left unsaid that bring people closer together and when the things we don’t say tear relationships apart. This piece is one of the first of my works directly influenced by my use of loops as a means of generating material. It’s also a continuation of one of my favorite techniques of making each instrument at resonate as possible, here in the form of hocket pizzicato.