For the “Our House” challenge I collaborated with Stephen M. Weinstock. He sent me a short movement of a string quartet he had written a number of years ago that was twelve tone. I pulled the four themes out and reworked them, adding a flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, vibraphone, string bass and drum set – basically I changed everything. His themes, however, are completely the basis for the Largo sections.
- George L. Smyth