Skyline Abstractions is an homage to Eric Dolphy set in a retro-modernist setting. There is a multiphonic that occurs in each movement. As in many of my compositions, the multi-movement structure is actually a one-movement structure, cut-up. The first movement introduces kinetic energy, and is dramatically short in duration. The second movement defers the kinetic energy, and dramatically denies the bass clarinet. The third movement starts as if the kinetic energy of the first movement will finally have its due. But this is only a gambit.