Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Marimba
Night in Cleveland's Gardens Suite
I. Random Road
Random Road is the first piece of a suite that captures my nostalgia for my old home. The inspiration comes from the rapid-patter effect created by cars driving along the bumpy-brick street named Random Road, which musically translates to a rhythmic motor that drives the music. Though the busting texture is an important component to the composition, the intent is to capture four joyous years I spent in Cleveland and regret I feel for not appreciating them until after they passed.
Commissioned by the Boulder Altitude Directive