Arise (2021)

Arise, centered around motifs containing upward motion, is a piece designed to reflect the concept of rising. This rise can be physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, or anything in between. Overall, this piece serves as both a study in the compositional possibilities of upward motion and a vessel for the audience’s own thoughts.

Disclaimer: This piece was a sophomore composition assessment at UofL, where we were given the task of writing a 5-minute piece with this instrumentation and a set form over the course of a single weekend.