Virgin Soil (2015)
for sinfonietta: 1(=picc, b.fl)1(=ca)1(=ebcl)1;1110;2perc.pno;2vn.va.vc.db.
Commissioned in 2015 by Alarm Will Sound for the 2015 Mizzou International Composers Festival. 8'
Virgin Soil is a field in which three themes are independently cultivated in ruffled patches of paper, books, and coins. Once plucked, they are braided into a new rhythmic ecology.
An interview with the Columbia Missourian about the work can be found here.