Sometimes my everyday life feels so unremarkable or routine that I may not remember what I did last week. However, in the midst of the ups and downs of life, there are notable moments. In this piece, I describe the emotions I feel when a new experience unexpectedly seizes me. I accomplish this by using two contrasting melodies that merge, yet maintain their individual identities.
The second melody demonstrates my attempt to possess the experience as memory. As the piece progresses the memory ripens until it delightfully lingers. This memory is a treasured possession that will not be forgotten.
American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is dedicated to the creation, celebration, performance, and promotion of orchestral music by American composers. With commitment to diversity, disruption and discovery, ACO produces concerts, pre-college and college education programs, and emerging composer professional development to foster a community of creators, audience, performers, collaborators, and funders.
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