Hot young stars in a molecular cloud
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Inspired by cosmic forces, this piece is concerned with disruptive gestures and the resonance and repercussions that arise in their aftermath. In the first half of this single movement work, a simple theme spins out from an initial, fortissimo "white key" cluster on the piano, surrounded by subtly shifting harmonies and timbres. The theme is then fragmented within a "black key" pentatonic harmonic world, culminating in a new set of piano clusters, from which emerge a final series of harmonic and timbral expanses.
Thesis (D.M.A.)--Boston University