Butterfly Joint

Butterfly Joint
for bass clarinet, alto saxophone and prepared piano
For Christopher Kirkpatrick

A butterfly joint is a type of joint used either to hold two or more wooden boards together, or to keep two halves of a board that have already started to split from splitting further.  The wood used for the butterfly is usually a contrasting wood, often walnut.

This work will receive its world premiere in Missoula MT USA during 2018.