Forging Chaos

“Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.” –Henry Miller

With classes in full swing and the looming deadlines of doctoral program applications and coursework and life, I suppose it might be a good time to actually start composing. Imagine that!

Under the Oklahoma Sky is finished, ready to be performed in mid-November and then sent out into the world to have a life of its own. I like it. It's definitely one of my favorites. It will be included in my doctoral application portfolio, along with Realms of Endless Day, Notes of Daybreak (probably), and something new.

That something new is proving to be different. It's a piano trio that explores the thought of chaos coming into order. Now, writing order isn't difficult, most music has some semblance of order. Chaos, however, is proving to be an adventure. To give you a preview, here's the score and audio of the first 90 seconds:

So that's what I'm doing with my life right now. With any luck I'll have all of this finished in time to submit it to the Fifth Floor Collective's call for scores, but I'm not holding my breath.