Different Worlds (2012)

Program Notes

Different Worlds is a dynamic, two-part work for flute and alto saxophone written for Morehead State University (KY) faculty chamber group Awea Duo. The piece is a reflection of a trip to China I was fortunate enough to take in the early summer of 2012. Visiting eastern Asia was quite a culture shock - definitely different from the world I was used to. While there, I recorded street and temple sounds that directly influenced the melodic material of this work. From the slow and meditative first part to the aggressive and exhilarating second part, Different Worlds is a kaleidoscope of mood and style.