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The opposite of perpetual motion. This piece just really didn’t want to be pushed, so I stopped hurrying it and let it open its wings at its own pace.

Washington Square Contemporary Chamber Music Society: Patricia Spencer, flute; Benjamin Fingland, clarinet; Matthew Gold, percussion; Steven Beck, piano; Miranda Cuckson, violin; Christopher Finckel, cello; Louis Karchin, conductor. December 16, 2011, Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC.

Ricochet is dedicated to Dr. Ferdinando Buonanno, and Professors Pozzi Escot and Robert Cogan, a circle of friends and mentors whose encouragement and support have been invaluable to me, and whose enthusiasm and love of life and music have been inspiring in every way. It was written for Collage New Music, directed by David Hoose, and premiered March 22, 2010 at Pickman Hall of the Longy School in Cambridge, MA.