Extraordinary Instruments (2017)

“Something that gives the most common man the most uncommon of freedoms. When ordinary hands can possess such an extraordinary instrument, that symbolizes the full measure of human dignity and liberty.” -Charlton Heston, NRA convention 2000 Extraordinary Instruments is a work that calls into question the morality and sustainability of American gun culture as itContinue reading “Extraordinary Instruments (2017)”

Restrung (2018)

Restrung was written after several years of pushing my string writing to new expressive and technical limits, as well as further exploring the practice of improvisation on my violin. This piece feels like the first true introduction of my newly developed string writing to the other families of the orchestra.