for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, cello, & piano - 16'
MELT is a dance that spins and dips in perpetual motion without really going any- where. Occasionally, moments of rest materialize only to get swept back up in the cyclone. It is a dance of change without change—of a mobile spinning in the wind. It sounds a bit like the open- ing bars of Copland’s Appalachian Spring caught in a John Adams loop.