Figments of Imagination
About this work:
Premiered by the North/South Consonance on January 17, 1999
Published by Soundspells Productions, 86 Livingstone Road, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Figments of Imagination is my first composition for solo guitar. Each of its four short movements has a simple motivic structure. Using rapidly alternating textures, the piece avoids the steady strumming which is prominent in traditional guitar music. Instead, I focus on contrast – contrasting rhythmic motifs, contrast of melodic and rhythmic elements, and the contrast of mood which results from these differing structural forces.
Year composed: 1998
Ensemble type: Solo instrument, non-keyboard:Guitar (Classical/Acoustic)
Instrumentation: 1 Guitar (Classical/Acoustic)