Microsuite excerpt (2009)

completed 15 December 2009, Moscow, Russia; world-premiere 16 April, 2010, Harvard’s Memorial Church, Carsoon Cooman

 

MicroSuite (2009) is an experiment in form.  I extracted elements from the model of the Baroque suite, and chose five distinct forms, which I then compressed together.  The result is a tightly knit single-movement work, which highlights the virtuosity of both the instrument and the performer.  The work was commissioned by Carson Cooman, and premiered at Harvard University’s Memorial Church on 16 April 2010.