Lost Thoughts (2015)

Written for and Premiered by Deviant Septet


6 minutes


Bb Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, Vibraphone, Violin, and Double Bass

First Performance

March 11, 2017 at Baldwin Hall in Durham, NC

Performers: Deviant Septet

Program Notes

Inspired by fleeting ideas that roll into the next, Lost Thoughts explores rigid, rhythmic motives in juxtaposition to more traditionally melodious lines. The initial idea spawns a stream of consciousness through the double bass’s opening gesture. Through this initial sound, the meditative instruments continue, modify, and change recurrent motivic and harmonic snippets of fleeting thoughts.