Splintered Refrains Program Notes

Splintered Refrains works as a platform to allow the exploration of perpetual transition as well as a study in short yet constant flow of form. The music thrives under the auspices of suggestive but stilted melodic fragments – an abstraction of a narrative of sorts. The work can stand-alone or act as a segued bridge into another composition, Roadside Picnic for two pianos.

Performance by Emily Rideout – viola and Jon Korth – piano: