THE OLD MOTION PARADE (2013)
for orchestra: 2+picc.2+ca.2+bcl.2+cbsn;4331;timp+3perc.pno.hp.str.
Commissioned and premiered by the New York Youth Symphony as part of their First Music program, The Old Motion Parade was performed at Queens College on May 4, 2014, and at Carnegie Hall on May 25, 2014, conducted by Joshua Gerson. 7:50
"...a short, compelling orchestral essay..." — Anthony Tommasini, NY Times
The Old Motion Parade abridges great earth-building processes—impossible to comprehend in proper scale—into a brief, abstract pageant. Parade is a tour of musical decay and recycling: great brass beacons smoothly fade into silence, a jig smears into sonic soup, a jaunty progression in the piano and harp rusts and fragments, and burly orchestral chords weaken, broaden, and finally explode into the landscapes we see before us.