Between the Extremes

Instrumentation: Orchestra
Duration: 10 minutes
Recording Available: No
Performed: Yes
Catalog ID: RE1032
View PDF Score
Purchase Score

Between the Extremes for orchestra was written for Lawrence Sisk and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra. This work is rooted in the compositional process of working simulteneously with two opposite methods: inside-out and outside-in. When working from the inside-out, motivic materials (in this case a set-class and scale) are developed to create shape and structure, while the outside-in approach starts with a shape and works toward details at the local level.

I find that much of life seems, at times, to occur on the extremes. For example, experiences are either good or bad emotions either high or low. It is my goal to find these wonderful interstices in my life that are between the extremes.