instrumentation : vc
duration : 6'
commissioned by Rhonda Rider
premiere : March 16, 2017 by Rhonda Rider
Commissioned by Rhonda Rider as part of her residency at the Petrified Forest National Park, Pari takes its movement titles from flora native to the park: brome hay and blue grama grasses, mariposa lilies, and the seed fern Ginkgo. Delicate, and often unremarkable, these plants thrive in the largely dry areas just beyond where a river meets its shore.
Pari is written for and dedicated to Rhonda Rider, whose devotion to the links between artifice and the natural is so inspiring.