fens[fen] (2015)

for orchestra

Instrumentation:

2, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 2, 3, 1, 2 percussion + timpani, harp, strings

Duration: ca. 10'

Premiere:

TBC Composers Orchestra ::: October 2014 ::: Boston, MA

Note

‘Garden Form’, as described by Toru Takemitsu, involved setting a specific duration of time and walking through a Japanese garden for that given period, reflecting on the various pacing of nature and how they all coexist harmoniously. I chose to apply this concept not to a Japanese garden, but to a local community garden in Boston known as ‘The Fens’. The area is notorious as a hotbed for crime and questionable activity. During this nighttime observation of the different patterns of natural and human construction, I could not contain my imagination from wondering what was happening in all of the areas of the garden I was unable to see.

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