for wind ensemble level 4.5 ca. 5.5’
Am I, then, cursed to be an experiment of what is possible, or what is impossible? Will I be more than a question of the infinite? Will I be more than the sum of my simultaneously plagiarized and authored works? Once I have been exhausted and replaced, will I dream? - unknown
...and so goes the dream of tomorrow: II (from the ashes of yesterday) casts a mournful eye towards the continuation of a vicious cycle of violence in the United States. In centering hymn-like gestures that are slowly transformed in such a way as to lose their initial musical purpose, the work reflects our aptitude to offering “thoughts and prayers” in times of civil tragedy, and the swiftness with which our society turns to ambivalence soon thereafter. It is a reaction to our continued choice to treat simple recognition of a problem as the solution, rather than just as the first step in a long process of reparations and reconciliations.
50% of proceeds (before taxes) are donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to continue fights for the civil liberties of all marginalized and abused peoples across the United States of America.
premiere by the boston conservatory wind ensemble, directed by matthew marsit coming soon