SHORT STORIES II 
[For piano, percussion, and strings]
Written for pianist Cristina Valdes and the Seattle Symphony
Premiere scheduled for Feb. 28, 2020. Seattle Symphony. Cristina Valdes piano, Lina Gonzalez-Granados, cond.
Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
DURATION: ca. 14 mins.
The words of Italo Calvino were on my mind when composing my Short Stories II. In this piece I aspire to convey the qualities that provide music its quickness: above all agility, mobility, and ease. I follow the thread spun by the first gesture (heard on bar one and present in a myriad of ways in the obbligato piano part), losing it a hundred times, finding it again after a hundred more twists and turns, and jumping around from one subject to another. I hope that, the moment my initial “subject” appears in the narrative, "it will already be charged with a special force and become like the pole of a magnetic field, a knot in the network of invisible relationships."
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