Dr. Vera Ivanova, Composer
Vera Ivanova,

'...internationally recognized as an emerging artist of great talent.'

Campus Times (University of Rochester/Eastman)


for clarinet solo (2011)

Greek in origin, the word "Aura" has multiple meanings, which stand for "air; atmosphere; sensation..." These meanings are interpreted in the piece through the use of extended techniques.

Program Notes:
The idea of this piece came to me in conversation with the clarinetist Virginia Costa Figueiredo, who asked me to write a piece for clarinet. Another clarinetist, Andrew Leonard, made a lot of suggestions on notation and extended techniques and gave the first performance of Aura.

The word aura has multiple meanings:
au·ra [awr-uh]:
1. a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; air; atmosphere: an aura of respectability; an aura of friendliness.
2. a subtly pervasive quality or atmosphere seen as emanating from a person, place, or thing.
3. Pathology. a sensation, as of lights or a current of warm or cold air, preceding an attack of migraine or epilepsy.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < >-Quoted from Dictionary.com, LLC. Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved.

c. 7-12 minutes
2012, Synchromy concert series, Andrew Leonard (clarinet)
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March 4th, 2016
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011)
This performance is a part of the 2016 USF New Music Festival.
November 20th, 2013
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011) - Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
Saint-Petersburg House of Composers (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
"Aura" was performed by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble's clarinettist Oleg Tanstov.
January 28th, 2013
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011) - Oleg Tantsov, MCME
November 22nd, 2012
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011)
Moscow Autumn International Festival (Moscow, Russia)
November 8th, 2012
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011) - Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
Salmon Recital Hall, Chapman University (Orange, CA)
November 6th, 2012
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011) - Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
UC Berkley (Berkley, CA)
Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
Word Premiere
May 20th, 2012
Aura, for clarinet solo (2011) - Andrew Leonard