PROJECT #62: EQUINOX
PREMIERE: FEBRUARY, 2022
CARROLL SYMPHONY, (TERRY LOWRY, CONDUCTOR)
The definition of the word equinox is The symbolism behind the word Equinox is the time when the plane of Earth's equator passes through the geometric center of the Sun's disk. This occurs twice each year, around 20 March and 23 September. However while writing this piece at the end of 2021 I became engaged by the symbolism of the word itself. In some cultures the equinox represents the balance of life and death-old and new. With this concept I wanted that piece to embark on a journey of excitement, of trouble, and of wonder. The piece begins with this huge sixteenth note motif that is felt throughout the work- a sense of adventure, risk, and at some moments danger. Then the main theme enters to be a guide throughout this journey. From mystery to danger, the work moves to a lyrical texture that gives off the feeling of excitement and happiness of not knowing where life will take you.