instrumentation | chamber orchestra
date | 2020
duration | 13'+
premiere | July 27th, 2019 by Alarm Will Sound @ The Missouri Theatre during the Mizzou International Composer's Festival
note | Primavera crown is an encounter between conflicting ethics of my work — the role of individual imagination and expressive possibility against the large canvas of chamber orchestra. The work brings into conversation aesthetic materials across different contemporary classical practices and places them within a liberatory framework, drawn from the socioeconomic realities of racialized spaces. Do these materials have the capacity to grow beyond their dominant origins?
The result opens a space for confrontation: on the one hand, its expressive sonic spaces and trajectories profoundly engage my imagination; on the other I struggle, from a philosophical perspective, with the mechanisms and aesthetics I’m invoking and their connotations.
As its creator I still love it, even with its deep cracks.
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