The Ten of Swords

open score for chamber ensemble, 2020



I like repetition. I like how much emotional content can come out of mechanical behaviors. This piece is about determining your own machine, and seeing it through to its end, while simultaneously attempting to embody something determinedly non-mechanical.

I like trying to boil my life down into smaller concepts. The Ten of Swords is about trying to maintain continuity in your life while dealing with outside stress.