Somewhere to Elsewhere

for Harp and Ensemble (2018)

Duration: 21'00"

Instigated by my desire to translate certain speech sounds into music, this six movement work recursively maps the shape of the harp sound’s decay onto large- and small-scale musical and structural parameters. The title Somewhere to Elsewhere suggests movement while remaining free from the heaviness of specific places. The phrase also seemed an apt description for my stage of life as a young musician, coming from somewhere and heading elsewhere, but not possessing a concrete image of my future.