What are some of the challenges you faced in writing the work?
I face the same challenge of “writers block” with literally every piece I write. I can spend weeks “conceptualizing” (more like procrastinating) on a piece before actually writing a single note. A lot of this “conceptualizing” time is spent figuring out the exact sensational content I am wanting to recreate and then the best way to musically realize that with the people I am writing for (in this case, piano trio Gruppetto Trio which I am super excited to work with!). Once I figure out these considerations, I can usually crank out the piece fairly quickly but getting to that step for me is a challenge.
Is there anything specific about your piece that you'd like your audience to look out for? What do you hope audiences will take away from hearing your work?
I don’t really like imposing any type of listening bias on an audience or performer. I simply like to musically describe the scenario, the snap shot in which I want to place them in. Any emotional content, story or meaning that they prescribe to my music is valid because everyones experience is different. How one reacts to a scenario might not be the same as how another audience member would or even how I would and I find that to be part of the magic of art.