Untitled variation set (The Egg and the Flower)
This untitled set of variations started as sketches for viola and piano in the summer of 2012. I started the academic year planning to finish the piece by the end of the semester. I was informed shortly after the start of the semester, by Sam Headrick, of my tentative placement on the Allea III Young Composers Concert on February 6th, 2013- my priorities changed. The initial sketches for the viola piece became the seeds for this one but this piece bears little semblance to what the viola piece would have been. This piece is a series of five variations, the last serving as a sort of coda to the previous four. The subtitle, The Egg and The Flower, refers to opposing types of material in the piece; flourishing material used to close variations and pitch-organized material.
Thesis (M.M.)--Boston University