Romp #1: Cruising (2014)

for chamber orchestra and piano obbligato

Instrumentation:

1, 1, 1, 1 - 1, 1, 1, 0, 1 percussion, piano, strings (1-1-1-1-1)

Duration: ca. 3'

Premiere:

Professional Studies Certificate Recital ::: April 2015 ::: Boston, MA

Note

The term 'cruise' is not the excursion of a nautical fashion, but one of the hunt for a sexual partner. Moving from body to body, the search for a bedmate may turn out to be a little frenzied and more than a little messy. After finishing the piece, I began to realize the commonalities between cruising and writing music: going through countless ideas, themes, or sounds and tossing them aside for better options. Who knows, maybe you'll pick up one of the old tricks another time.

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