Glacius, for solo piano, performed by Louise Lofquist is a programmatic journey through static, icy waters, leading to an oasis of vast richness and depth with the return home. This work illustrates my aesthetic path, reconciling my rigorous academic writing with my intuitive childhood music.
Score is available from the composer.
from Acoustic Narratives,
released November 15, 2009
The piece was commissioned by Conductor Robert Spano while we were student's together at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. I tried to capture his fantastic dramatic and virtuosic playing. He premiered the work in 1984.