Slur (2012)

for wind ensemble

Duration: ca. 13'

Premiere:

Christopher Newport University ::: April 2012 ::: Newport News, VA 

Note

Slur (n) -an insulting or disparaging remark


‘...but words will never hurt me’ can only be true if the pain hasn’t already been lodged into your psyche. Slur examines the distress and the eventual deterioration of self through the use of a musical ‘slur’ (in this case, the motive F-A-G). Seemingly innocent, the transformation of this simple gesture can overwhelm the well being of any individual, leading to mental landscapes far darker than one could ever imagine.

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