Object Metamophosis II

for wind ensemble and fixed media


Object Metamorphosis II is a composition for wind ensemble and digital audio commissioned by the Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization (MACRO) and Truman State University.  The work was inspired by humankind’s investigations into the nature of light.  The materials of the work are initially very unfocused, then they become clearer and clearer; however, the underlying processes involved that create the foreground materials are always obscured.        

The basic harmonic structure of the work is based on circle-of-fifth’s motion and the large-scale resolution of altered dominant triads.  The foreground melodies, rhythms, and textures do not initially present themselves in their simplest form and then develop; rather, these materials develop non-linearly, often being introduced as fragments that form cohesive sections later in the work.