little tiny stone, full of blue fire

Commissioned by Hub New Music
with support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and administrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events
for flute/alto flute, Bb clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, and cello
10 minutes

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Program note: little tiny stone, full of blue fire takes it name from Dorothea Lasky’s poem Beyond the Blue Seas (BOMB Magazine, 8.26.11), which I found after pondering the breathtaking beauty of newly-discovered YInMn blue—a color discovered in a fire. The poem serves as a point of inspiration and departure, exploring surreal images of a long journey, sacrifice, self-actualization through transformation, and cyclic inevitability. This piece was commissioned by Hub New Music.