Abstractions I Program Notes

In this work, I desire to seek out connections between functional characteristics of the Mozartian sound world in which the music dwells and a more immediate, primitive quality of sounds as building blocks from which familiar musical rhetoric may (but not by necessity) develop.  A vacillation between the familiar and unfamiliar takes place.  It is an irregular process that may be viewed as a deconstruction of established connections into new components, new atmospheres of time and expectation.  This piece is dedicated to Louella Alatiit.

Performance by Louella Alatiit – violin and Yi-heng Yang – pianoforte