Modular Variations #1 (2015)
Approximate duration = 9’45”
(For Chamber Orchestra 2222 / 2210 timpani +1, strings)
(Percussion Instruments = Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Tam-tam, Glockenspiel)
The idea for Modular Variations is to create 3 movements that are variations of each other, using the same material but presented in different ways. Each movement can be performed as a stand alone piece, or all 3 movements can be performed connected as a single long piece without breaks.
Within each larger module, the material is comprised of distinct sections of unrelated material. This material varies from timbral non-linear atmospheric meditations, to jarringly abrupt shifts of expectations, to hints of a baroque fugue.