Clear, cold light and quiet introspection infuse two moods of existential contemplation on a winter’s day. – RW
Why Is It?
Program note: A moment’s questioning of an emotional circumstance.
(Audio is a concert performance at Turtle Bay Music School, NYC)
Duets for a Duo – for winds
Video is a lovely performance by Aimee Toner and Megan Tracy at the The Muse’s Voice concert, October 31, 2018, Barnard College, NYC.
Two movements with only the slightest pause between. I. Reconsidering; II. Amidst Confusion
Program note: Duets for a Duo is one of my earliest compositions notated for mixed instruments. I was especially intrigued by the sounds of close intervals, primarily minor or major seconds – between instruments. The music is an interplay of winds through two movements that are meant to convey two emotional reflections. Reconsidering is a contemplative mood… a lingering premonition that something may not be what it seems and must be reconsidered on a deeper level. Followed by Amidst Confusion which reflects an emotional struggle that cannot be easily resolved amidst prevailing confusion.
Check out this concert recording by 2Flutes: Laura Falzon and Pamela Sklar and their New York Tapestries album.