“Next was Emily Koh’s Bridging Isolation (2013) for clarinet, violin and piano. The clarinet introduced with a bright opening. At times listeners could hear random vocal calls from the clarinet that echoed Olivier Messiaen’s birdsong quotations. The work is slightly more demanding, with sufficient compositional space given to each instrument’s striking voices, though the composer occasionally established connections between the instruments. The piano was at times ominous, before increasing tension near the end, which created a cliffhanger as its climax and as the end of the work.”