13 minutes, for:
- solo: guitar or marimba
- trio: add cello and clarinet
- full orchestra: 2222, 4321, timp, 3 perc, harp
I keep returning to this music because I love its dizzy energy, its relentless tunefulness.
Solo guitar: Jordan Dodson at Honest Brook Music Festival, Wilmington Guitar Festival, Semana Internacional de la Guitarra, Tunja Colombia (2014)
Solo marimba: Flavio Tanzi at Auditorium Parco della Musica (6/6/14)
Trio: Marcel at Cornelia Street Cafe, Spectrum NYC, Festival Daniou (2014)
Bloom Trio was a double breakthrough in my writing. First, in technique: it's my first good piece to come out of my computer programming project, a personal composition environment two years in the making called Blooms. It's also a breakthrough in feeling. My musical proclivities (dark) have always been at odds with my temperament (bright), but when I push myself toward an optimistic tone, I often feel I lose something personal in the process ("Happy families are all alike..." etc.). Not this time: this exuberance is exactly my own.