Into nowhere (2010)

Flute, clarinet, piano, violin, and cello. 19 mins.

Second movement – mp3
Third movement – mp3

“I had nothing but to walk into nowhere
and the wide sunset space with the star.”
– Georgia O’Keeffe

The first movement of Into nowhere became the score to my video The Faraway Nearby: Georgia O’Keeffe and the New Mexico Landscape.
Score and parts available for purchase. Please direct inquiries to Nell Shaw Cohen at

First movement of Into nowhere was awarded selection through the 2017 Bold City Contemporary Chamber Ensemble Call for Scores.

Performance History

Studio recording of first movement produced at New England Conservatory with Lisa Husseini, Flute; Christopher Mothersole, Clarinet; Wesley Chu, Piano; Samantha Bennett, Violin; Marza Wilks, Cello. 2010.

First movement performed with video by Lisa Husseini, flute; Christopher Mothersole, clarinet; Wesley Chu, piano; Samantha Bennett, violin; Marza Wilks, cello. New England Conservatory, Brown Hall, Boston MA, 11/10/10.

Ridge Davis, flute; Christopher Mothersole, clarinet; Asher Severini and Wesley Chu, piano; Samantha Bennett, violin; Joanna Wiebe, cello. New England Conservatory, Williams Hall, Boston MA, 4/26/10.

Nell with Wesley Chu, Ridge Davis, Chris Mothersole, Joanna Wiebe, and Samantha Bennett in 2010.