icy, hollow, and warm (2015)

Instrumentation: Flute, Cello, and Celesta

Program Notes: "icy, hollow and warm" is an exploration of color, timbre and mood.  All three words might describe either a physical state or an emotional state-- or perhaps both.  As a native of the woods of Wisconsin, I have been in situations which were physically icy and hollow, yet emotionally very warm.  As one who once tried to be a child actor in Los Angeles, I have experienced a culture which was icy and hollow, though physically warm. Sometimes the physical and emotional worlds are juxtaposed. There can be a beauty in that.

Premiered and recorded by Robert Fleitz (celesta), Kevin Mills (cello), and Stephanie Kwak (flute) at [this is not a piano recital] at The Juilliard School, December 17 2015. New York, NY.