In Two Minds

fl + vla + vlc, 5' (2018)

This piece was written in early autumn of 2018, and has served as a welcome respite from the completion of my PhD at the end of September. With my time in Aberdeen coming to a close, this piece has unintentionally become a meditation on the conflicted feelings surrounding leaving Scotland to return home. There are several divisions and double-sided sounds within the music, including the de-tuning of two of lower strings on both the viola and cello, and the splicing of fast, bright repeated notes into different places within form of the piece. 

Commissioned by the Sound Festival for Red Note Ensemble. Contact me to purchase.