The Garden of Live Flowers Program Notes

This work is the second part of a cycle of chamber works loosely based on the sequential chapters of Lewis Carroll’s Through The Looking-Glass. Here the instruments have their own personalities that weave together in a dialogue that emulates the speaking flowers of chapter two of Carroll’s masterpiece. The personalities are constrained within the dynamic, timbral, and rhythmic ranges guiding the entire work, yet they each maintain their own characteristics, whether shimmering, wistful, or menacing.

An electronic realization: