all those who live in such times
Written for Ensemble PHACE for the 2022 Vienna Summer Composer's Forum
Technically, this piece is an aggregate of ideas that I have worked through elsewhere—formal iteration, visible process,
and an emergent relationship between foreground and background. More foreign to my music, but present here, is a single explicit expressive goal.
Observing the situation, seeing the outcome unfolding in real time, and being unwilling or unable to do anything about it. Whatever desperation, solidarity, resignation or otherwise that results from being apart of something that will reach its logical conclusion, sooner or later, whether you want it to or not.
Performed by Ensemble Phace