sinfonietta (2013)

Program Notes

Composed in late 2013, sinfonietta is a work for chamber ensemble that explores large-scale structure, dodecaphony (twelve-tone technique), and timbral coloring. One of the primary interests in the work was to create a form that climaxes early and slowly decays over the course of the remaining time. Because of this, the work is split into two parts – a more disjunctive, dissonant section at the beginning, followed by a longer meditative section that courses through pandiatonic harmonies to end the piece.