The work I intend to write for the Berkeley Earshot Readings is inspired by my early roots in playing guitar in heavy metal bands. Growing up, I was into groups such as Megadeth, Metallica, and In Flames for their hard edge, driving rhythms, virtuosic guitar solos, and melodic hooks. The aim of the work is to exploit the raw, visceral nature of various sub-genres of heavy metal music within the context of an orchestra.
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