Blowing Mad Clouds is a 7 and a half-minute work for orchestra that was written in fulfillment of my master’s thesis at the Manhattan School of Music. My intent in writing the piece was to create a sound world that is both fantastical and bizarre yet tangible and frighteningly real. This dichotomy resembles the internal struggle within us all. It can manifest itself in the form of desire versus indifference, the ideal versus flawed, or expectation versus reality. This piece ventures through both ends of the spectrum, sometimes unclear of itself, as musical material is developed, juxtaposed, and interrupted.
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