Hand Carved Names and Railroad Tracks (2019)

Finalist in the 15th Thailand International Composition Competition for the “Rapee Sagarik Composition Prize”


8 minutes and 10 seconds


Violin I, Violin II, Viola, and Violoncello

First Performance

August 9, 2019 at Mahidol University’s College of Music
Performers: Grey Matter Ensemble

Program Notes

Inspired by stories and the Me Too Movement, Hand Carved Names and Railroad Tracks explores the loss of innocence during childhood. This composition explores the complexities of adult situations from the understanding and eyes of a child. Through its juxtaposition of light and dark themes, the piece engages with coming of age in contemporary society.