Instrumentation: Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet in C, Trombone, Percussion (2 players), Piano, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Contrabass

Duration: 8'00''

Premiere Performance: July 28, 2018. Columbia, MO, with
Alarm Will Sound conducted by Alan Pierson. 
through thoughts of a different kind
16 musicians

through thoughts of a different kind focuses on a single melody—laden with sighing figures—heard in the opening violin solo. The tune is ramified throughout via fragmentation and expansion, always presented in a new context—juxtaposed and/or superposed by music of disparate characters. The work reflects on and is inspired by the question:

...what does it mean when some tune follows you, occurs to you [...] in the middle of thoughts of a quite different kind?

Theodor Reik, “The Haunting Melody” (1960).

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