Memory Fragments I (Wir sind noch nicht zu spät)
for violin, piano, and percussion
Commissioned by the Varied Trio
Premiered as part of the Furchwanger institute’s 20th anniversary celebration at the Villa Aurora
From that moment as a child when you first created a memory, the lifelong journey through memory began. We spend one part of our lives living in recollections, the other part making those for the future. Traveling back through our own time, though, is not simple. We are not indexed chronicles, but rather complied fragments of haphazardly chosen moments. Linearity is lost in favor of randomness. Specificity of time and place loses to generality, disintegrates until only feeling is remembered.
This piece progresses through remembrance of its own past, an attempt to make something coherent from the wayward thoughts, those we call upon, those we bury.