I began composing All the Different Parts with the intention of writing music simply for the sake of writing music – no plots, no programmes, no character developments. But as with all best laid plans, this one was thrown out the window and fell into a snow bank two meters deep. With no programme driving the music, what came out while writing was music exposing my inner-most feelings – feelings I wasn’t even yet aware of. Life threw life at me (as it does), and this music became the vehicle that helped me process it. By the time I started writing the fourth movement, I realized that this music was simply expressing all the different parts of me.
Movements: I. mistakes make great motifs II. processing III. discovery IV. end with joy
Instrumentation: Wind Quintet Duration: 15'07"
Premiere scheduled for May 9, 2021 by Mistral 5, Saskatoon, SK Provincial premieres by Blythwood Winds in Ontario, and Fifth Wind in Nova Scotia TBD due to pandemic
All the Different Parts was created through the SK Arts Independent Artist Grant. The piece was workshopped with Mistral 5 on January 27, 2021 thanks to the in-kind donations of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. My greatest thanks to both of these institutions for their generosity and support.
Sheet music will be made available after the Canadian premieres