DREAMS OF FLYING (1994) 15'
Subito Music Corp
string quartet; string orchestra
Comm. & prem by the Audubon Quartet 7/24/94
Maverick Concerts, Woodstock, NY
Inspired by John James Audubon Birds of America, the piece is an exploration of the sensation of flying, and is divided into four movements: I.Resisting Gravity; II.Floating;
III. The Caged Bird Dreams of the Jungle; IV.Flight.
The piece has an unrestrained, gradual build-up that makes a progression with each movement. The third movement contrasts a pensive, withdrawn state with one of exuberant jungle-like vitality. - The Chautauqua Daily
This lively music exploits Brazilian dance rhythms and bird calls in a way that liberates the soul while reminding us of our limitations. - The Music Conoisseur