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Finalist in the Bruno Maderna 2021 Composition Competition

Thrilled to announce my work "++" was selected as a finalist in the 5th Edition of the Bruno Maderna Composition Competition 2021, sponsored by the Lviv Philharmonic Society.

A piece in two parts, I began ++ in order to highlight my personal experience of mitigating overstimulation. Following a chaotic and diversely textural opening which commands attention in multiple direction simultaneously, the work begins to create space for notable gestural independence and shared functionality between the parts. This sudden departure from the original soundscape and gradual process of grounding the ensemble is directly referential from my own experience.

Structurally the piece expands upon and imbeds multiple traditional chamber music forms within itself while simultaneously striving to acquire it's own narrative. This adding of formulaic content further into form and harmonic progressions within its own harmonic foundation.

Premiered by KLKNEWMUSIC in July 2021 at the Lviv National Philharmonic, Ukraine.

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