for solo viola. dur: 8' (2016)
performance by Carrie Frey, viola
The music of "Genesis & Journey" is derived from rhapsodic, improvisatory variations on a single motive. These variations coalesce as a dialogue between two narratives: one fast and insistent, and one more slow and yearning. Over the course of the piece, these two narratives grow ever more apart until they arrive at a chorale-like section that wrangles both narratives together and eventually overtakes them.