Flurry for solo piano (2015)
Commissioned by and written for pianist Kari Johnson while in residence with the Charlotte Street Foundation, this piece is inspired by the visions of looking through a window covered by layers of snow flurries. Parts of the layers are melted by sunshine and starting to form ice crystals. While they block and reflect lights in different ways, the other parts welcome new flurries to repopulate the surface. These masks of white change constantly, and create interesting shapes and patterns. After a while, they seem to make logical sense, and I realize only nature can create such levels of complexity in randomness.
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