The Wild excerpt (2013) – performed by ensemble:peripherieAnn Duhamel, piano

 

completed 2 February, 2013, Fayetteville, WV; world-premiere 6 March 2013, Northern Illinois University.

 

The Wild (2013) is the chamber version of a much larger piano concerto, which is an ongoing project. Composed for the Carnegie Hall concert tour of ensemble:peripherie, the work explores the figurative possibilities while considering Barnett Newman’s painting of the same name, currently housed in MoMA. I imagined myself moving into the thin red line, only to find a world exploding with color, movement, and unbridled freedom.