Seed grew out of one of numerous rhythmic/melodic ideas that I'd jotted down and shelved. The original sketch was for piano and a couple of uncommitted melodic instruments. Following James Newton's advice to our group about bringing our unique voice to the medium, I wanted to organically incorporate my love of African and other non-Western-derived percussive rhythm, and counterpoint in my piece. I will expand my experience with writing for orchestra, especially strings and percussion, using both traditional and contemporary technique.
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