It has been many years since I first anticipated this stage of my life, during a hurricane, with my parents, surrounded by strangers › 2009
wind ensemble (15 instruments), 3 violas
[instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 french horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, 3 offstage violas]
public premiere: Boston Conservatory Sinfonietta; April 11, 2012 at Boston Conservatory
n o t e s
The germinating idea behind this piece was the intersection between anticipation and recollection. This music is self- referential, with sounds recurring throughout the piece unpredictably. I hope these trigger a sense of recognition, both of past and of future.
Both across the span of the piece but also across a larger stretch of time there are musical references—a motive from Sibelius’ 5th Symphony makes its way into the music.
score: pdf download | hard copy