The Leaf Has Turned To Stone (2016)
two trumpets and electronics
commissioned by Geoffrey Wood
The Leaf Has Turned To Stone is dedicated to and commissioned by Geoffrey Wood as part of his dissertation project. The title of the work refers to the poem Coming Into New York by John Updike. the leaf has turned to stone is the first musical work that I composed after moving to New York City in 2015. The poem bridges my own fascination with both the natural world and the constructed urban environment of the city through its morphology of pastoral scenes into analogous urban scenes. Additionally, the poem resonates with my transition to life in New York City, and the gradual evolution of how I interact with my surroundings. This is represented through the increasingly order, organization, and complexity to the musical material.