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Random Road


Year Composed





Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Marimba

8 Minutes

Night in Cleveland's Gardens Suite

          I. Random Road

          II. Mayfield

          III. Night in Cleveland's Gardens


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

*Playhouse Ensemble 

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