A Few Moods

Piece for New Music Ensemble that has some reasonable development but is otherwise a soup of quotes and techniques from pieces I adored at the time.

I wrote this piece for NME and it got a few performances. I remember the night of the first reading. Pat Clark was guest conducting because Freund was out. He told me it sounded "refreshing." I'll take it.

It's a pretty sophmoric composition with lots of obvious influences from Medtner's Bb minor Fairy Tale, Messiaen's Turangalîla, Alkan's Concerto/Symphony, Smashing Pumpkins, and probably others. It evolved out of the the piano opening. I was probably influenced by Philip Glass and Thomas Newman although I don't directly remember.