Abandoned & Forgotten Places (2011)

for flute, viola, and guitar - 11'

 

Much of the music I write is inspired by the music, people and places of Appalachia. Abandoned & ForgottenPlaces centers around my fascination with the architecture of ramshackle and decrepit barns found throughout the Southeast US. These shacks are simple structures architecturally, but the dirt, rust and age that they acquire through the years yields amazing textures. This piece employs straight forward structures, melodies and harmonies while adding "dirt" that keeps the music slightly off-kilter.