The Eleventh Heaven (full orchestra)
"My music fundamentally explores ancient aesthetics and their place in our rapid-changing, contemporary culture. Referencing ancient art and literature (pre-hispanic and Roman), my works investigate idealization, historicism, memory, and transcendence by juxtaposing current and ancient understandings.
"These subjects often take the form of extensive, vectorial phrases that puzzle together to create overarching structures akin to processional architecture (mausoleums, temples, pyramids). With an emphasis in line, melody often lingers in the form of harmony etching vertical sound-masses into relief. Although distant from the ‘minimalist’ tradition, repetition takes a special significance in my music, both as a cyclical device and as a symbol reminiscent of epic literature, ritual, and prayer.
"At the individual level, my music is most concerned with our need to communicate through emotion and intuition in order to connect with greater truths: that is, to connect with each other".
Music that "[...] blazes into a cosmic
tempest until it has no more room to
grow and is finally consumed in
an explosion of silence."
-- Lisa deBenedictis