"Stefan Hakenberg's "Emergence" was written for bass clarinet and a small battery of percussion. The clarinet part explores every facet of the instrument's range and tone -- singing, shrieking, and muttering -- while the percussionist throws in sly rhythmic counterpoint from a snare drum, triangle, and rattles. The piece had a jazzy, improvisatory feel, like a dialogue between two friends whose conversation veers between the sophisticated and the mundane.

(David Weininger, Boston Globe September 21, 2005)