Everything is Fine for Woodwind Quintet by Nicole Chamberlain
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon
Score and parts
Extended Techniques: Jet Whistle, Beat Boxing Syllables, Pitch Bends
Everything Is Fine was commissioned by Maryland Chamber Winds under the direction of Dr Tyler Austin to be recorded and released during the summer of 2020. “Everything is fine,” is a lie we tell ourselves in order to keep moving forward during an ultimate test of challenges. If we don’t acknowledge the disaster around us, maybe we can keep a sense of normalcy. It never works, it just delays the inevitable – well, if you have a soul. At some point we recognize everything is not fine, it is not business as usual, things can’t be ignored and action is required. It’s time to get your hands dirty and get to the actual work. Change needs to happen.