Program Notes

Voyages evokes the exploration into the unknown. To learn something new, one must traverse this troublesome gap between what is known and what is not yet understood, a process that can be exhilarating or frightening. As an exploration of new techniques, this piece was a journey into the unknown for me. Performers may also take a journey of their own, learning new extended techniques for their instruments. And I hope that listeners may find these new sounds exciting as they listen to this piece and traverse a troublesome gap of their own.