Trilogy (series)

2004 – 2014


Transparency (Part I) (2004, revised 2010) for solo percussion
Clear Sky (2005-06) for soprano saxophone and ensemble
like morning (2012-14) for soprano and string quartet

In the summer of 2004, I began composing what would become a trilogy of filial homages to my mother, Gloria Levine, who died later that year. I wrote Transparency (Part I), a work for bass drum and triangles, in the inchoate knowledge that she had little time left to live. Clear Sky (2006), for soprano saxophone and ensemble, was composed in her memory while the experience of her passing was still vivid. The culminating two-movement piece, like morning, came many years later, bringing with it both closure and, I hoped, a sense of opening.