trans-[migra].nation (2011)

Awards/Honors:
Honorable Mention, Ossia New Music Composition Competition (2013)
ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award 2012
First Prize, Prix D’ete (2011)
Finalist, Boston New Music Initiative Commission (2012)

Instrumentation: flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet, french horn, bass trombone, percussion, piano, violin and double bass (with C extension)

Duration: 11 minutes

Program Information:
trans-[migra].nation
 was written in memory of Dr Steven Baxtor, who made significant contributions to both institutions – Peabody Conservatory and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory – with which I associate. I have met Dr Baxter in person on several occasions in both Baltimore and Singapore, and am very grateful to him for the opportunities I have received in my education that is the direct result of Dr Baxtor’s work. The title, trans-[migra].nation, made up three words – trans, which is the Latin prefix of across, or beyond; migra, short for migration, the systematic movement of a group of objects or people; and nation, a group of people who share culture, ethnicity and language – briefly summarizes Dr Baxtor’s contributions.

Premiere:
February 2011 | Peabody Musicians | Baltimore MD

Performance:
April 2011 | Peabody Musicians |Baltimore MD
November 2011 | Musicians from the National Taipei Symphony Orchestra | Taichung, Taiwan
January 06 2019 | Zafa Collective | Chicago IL