"AFFINE"

Year: 2020/2021
Duration: Approx. 8’00”
Instrumentation: String Orchestra
Commissioned by the University of New South Wales as part of the Willgoss Ensemble Competition Prize

WORLD PREMIERE

Nov 2021 by the University of New South Wales String Ensemble at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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PROGRAM NOTES

‘Affine,’ taken from the Italian meaning ‘Kindred’ or ‘Connected With’, from the word ‘affinity’. This work is an exploration of the connection we share to others, particularly in their absence, be it geographical, temporal, or even trans-dimensional (i.e., those who have passed). I was inspired to write this following a reunion with family and friends after a long time away, and the profound sensation that when it came time to leave them again, they were still with me, that I carry them with me, that we are connected.  Even then, when the pandemic began and we became separated indefinitely, that connection remained and was a source of light and strength, even if at times it became one of sorrow as well.

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BEO STRING QUARTET

As part of my 2019 Composition Tour, I attended Charlotte New Music Festival in North Carolina and worked with the Beo String Quartet to read and workshop the piece before its premiere.

BEO STRING QUARTETCHARLOTTE NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

ST GEORGE’S QUARTET

It was a great pleasure to work with the Perth-based St George’s College String Quartet in December of 2019 for the private Australian Premiere of String Quartet #2.

Recording coming soon.

ST GEORGE'S STRING QUARTET