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TORSO

for four violins and string orchestra

TORSO is a piece centered around sculpting the reaction of the human upper body to anxiety and uncertainty in sound. 

Premiered by the Janáček Filharmonie in Czechia on June 6th, 2020.

Program Notes:

TORSO is a piece centered around sculpting the reaction of the human upper body to anxiety and uncertainty in sound. In this vein I have separated the string orchestra roughly into groups whom focus around one of the vital sounds of the upper body: Heartbeat, Breath and Stomach.

Taken from my own exposure to and personal experiences with these symptoms of anxiety, TORSO demonstrates the journey from uncertainty to calmness within the context of the upper part of the body.


Derived from the goal of somatic therapy, the he piece expresses as much of an anxiety episode (no matter how long or short), remaining symptoms and the
journey back to a place of power and calmness within your own body.

Check it out here:

https://www.navonarecords.com/catalog/nv6337/