Instrumentation: solo baritone saxophone
Duration: ca. 7:30
Premiere: March 30, 2017 | William Marchetti, baritone saxophone | Hart Recital Hall, East Lansing, MI
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In the final months of 2016, I found myself overwhelmed by the amount of conflict I witnessed on a daily basis. On social media, on the television, and in my interactions with friends, I found myself bombarded with dogmatic presentations of personal views, with many attacking anyone who dared to believe anything different. It seemed like it was more important to be right than it was to be understanding. This piece is an expression of the frustration we feel by what we cannot or choose not to understand in others.