esphyr (2017)

Commission: No Exit New Music Ensemble

Duration: 7 minutes

Premiere: February 4 2017 | No Exist New Music Ensemble | Spaces gallery, Cleveland OH

Performance: February 6 2017 | No Exist New Music Ensemble | Drinko Auditorium, Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH
February 11 2017 | No Exist New Music Ensemble |  Heights Arts, Cleveland OH

Instrumentation: amplified violin, piano and percussion

Program Information:
esphyr is based on Esphyr Slobodkina’s oil painting, Purple Abstraction. There are three large objects, each with a hole. They are related due to that hole, but are in essence stuck in this purple box that gives them only conflicting information on their identities. esphyr is the purple space that binds, the selves that redefine, and the void that yearns for recognition.