Winter Still: poem for violin & piano


Poem for violin & piano (2013)



Commissioned by violinist Lisa Tipton in 2013, premiered October 21, 2013 in NYC. This recording features Lisa Tipton, violin, and Adrienne Kim, piano.


4 min.


violin and piano

Program Notes

In January, the temperature in my native Montreal can drop to negative 20 or even 30 degrees Celsius. This extreme physical state of being can be (and usually is) enhanced by the aptly termed “windchill” factor.  An interesting aspect of growing up in a climate prone to such extremes is the appreciation one gains for the stillness of winter; at times, it is as if the gaseous atmosphere in which our daily existence unfolds has solidified into a quiet, crystalline dream. There is pain and beauty.


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