- Spread 2nd place Golden Key Piano Composition Competition 2022, Vienna, AU
Spread culminates a long process of compositional exploration for me. Much of the material has been created through algorithms guided by intuition to meet intuited aesthetic goals in the compositional process, specifically the vertical expansion or compression of harmonic and rhythmic materials. The challenge has been to create an organic flow, one that walks a line between the outpouring of musical texture and expression of melodic material. Harnessing tension, release, and subtle, nuanced changes of emotional tones, Spread represents the first movement in a series of envisioned works manipulating harmonic material in similar ways. Spread is available for purchase through Viennese publisher, Universal Edition. Spread won 2nd place in the Golden Key Piano Competition Composition and was performed at the awards ceremony at Grosse Ehrbar Hall in Vienna, August 3, 2022.
It's sequel, Shimmer, composed in Vienna during the festival, won the competition in 2023.