Characters for Chamber Orchestra
Premiered by Inscape Chamber Orchestra on May 18th, 2014
The music is built structurally and thematically as a collage. The themes, or characters, are short, playfully twisted ideas that are developed throughout the work into ever-changing textures. To be premiered by Inscape on May 18th.
Seed for String Orchestra
Recorded by Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra
Character for Solo Cello
Premiered by Tim Thulson on June 8th, 2014
Atlas Performing Arts Center, Wash. D.C.
Three Dances for Piano
Three Dances were inspired by Messiaen's Analyses of the Piano Works of Maurice Ravel and Tome VI of Treatise on Rhythm, Color and Ornithology, which is dedicated entirely to analysis of Debussy's music -- the first two of Messiaen's books I came across.
Callot, Jascques. The Dance. c. 1622. etching. French, 1592-1635. National Gallery of Art.