Everything Must Go

by Mario Godoy

for string quartet and bass clarinet  | 8 min

Everything Must Go was written during a very uncertain time in my life. I had just finished graduate school and was working as the manager of a local music store. The owner, who had just turned 77, decided to retire and close the business. I worked at the store until the bitter end, all the while trying to figure out what was next in my life. By the end of the summer, I was unemployed and fell into a bit of depression. This work was written as a reflection of this time of my life.

The piece is divided into two contrasting sections: the first representing the uncertainty and confusion I felt at the time, and the second representing the will to move forward and find what was next in my life.

performances

06/20/14 @ Center for New Music, premiere