Zwang und Zweifel was commissioned by Patchwork. It was composed in Cambridge, Massachusetts and completed in September of 2017.
Patchwork’s contribution to the evening was the world premiere of Osnat Netzer’s Zwang und Zweifel, which shows the discombobulated pain of choosing between two terrible life options, either of which will rip you apart. Noa Even’s tenor sax and Stephen Klunk’s drumset are the right brand of funky noise for these distressing feelings. Netzer’s use of a huge range of extended techniques for both players — pops, rolls, whistles, and slams — grinds through many powerful timbres to create the desired tormented, rigid chaos.
David Kulma Cleveland Classical (2018)