Clone Farm

duration: 7:00
instrumentation: large ensemble + electronics
premiere: April 27, 2023 // Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn College
premiere performer: Wavefield Ensemble
publisher: A-Town Publications (ASCAP) © 2022
Clone Farm was commissioned by Wavefield Ensemble with support from the FACE Foundation.

Program Note:

Cloning is the process of producing individual organisms with identical DNA. Yet a clone is often thought of as an imposter, less alive, void of emotion. In pitting the partially-amplified ensemble against a “drone clone” (generating synthesizer), the subjects (ensemble and synth) take on new meaning when sonically blended and phased. Both hold value. Both are enhanced by interaction with the other. With a backdrop of sameness, small differences become exciting and empowering.   —Erin Rogers

Clone Farm is available for purchase. Contact the composer: erogers23(at)