OF LEAVES (2 mov'ts)

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With electronics
10 minutes

OF LEAVES is a primary example o­f a peaceful scene, full of imagery alternating between soft flourishes and static responses. The suggestive literal imagery of the title, relates to its interpretations on these contrapuntal pointillistic textures that are at once orchestrationally alluring and ravishing in their evocative intricacy and glowing fragility.

However, the shaping forces of music found here extend beyond the celebrations of the breezy picturesque for which the Texas-born artist is often associated. In line with the more extreme avant-garde styles, his use of controlled contours with an emphasis on orchestrational color and high dynamism can be felt and often is emphasized in his musical materials reacting against, and responding to, the other lines.