On the Dislocation of Waking for Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello

Program notes

On the Dislocation of Waking is composed as a series of episodic, semi-improvisational events. The goal is to create a slow-tempo work that incorporates static pitch materials propelled by syncopated rhythmic patterns. The pitch material is derived from a Navajo melody titled Magic Feather Dance and melodic material develops through a variety of techniques so that it always appears in an abstract manner and is not easily recognized.