Program Notes


Spring/Neap is inspired by the movement of tides, especially the spring/neap tidal cycle caused by the lunar and solar cycles.  Spring tides occur when the gravitational effects of the sun and moon combine, resulting in extremities of tidal ranges: high high tides and low low tides.  A week later, when the sun and moon are at right angles to each other, neap tides occur, resulting in a less dramatic tidal range.  The structure and gestures of this piece evoke these tidal movements.

Lost Coast Trail, California

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