Performed at Skidmore College with Andrew Koehler (www.funkysheepproductions.com), Vibraphone. Spring 2014.
Rebecca McDaniel, vibraphone
Anatolia Evarkiou-Kaku, flute
Performed at Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
February 9, 2019
New Life depicts the remarkable transformation that water undergoes in the spring: the slow dripping of icicles in the sun, followed by the somehow surprising rivers of melted snow and ice; the rain that pours down, and the miraculous appearance of the first plants – refreshed after a very long rest – that begin to come out of the ground. It was written as part of a larger project focused on changing seasons; a concert called “Early Frost: Music for Changing Seasons.” I find that those brief periods when seasons are shifting – particularly winter changing into spring – tend to lead me into spells of heightened creativity. This piece is a meditation on – as well as a product of – that notion.