Skipping Stones

PAS 2011 Contest Winner, for solo vibraphone

is an award-winning composer whose music has been performed in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America at events such as the ISCM World New Music Days 2010 in Sydney, World Saxophone Congresses in Thailand and Scotland, the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Confluences - Art and Technology at the Edge of the Millennium in Spain, the International Electroacoustic Music Festival Santiago de Chile, and International Computer Music Conferences.

Skipping Stones was composed for percussionist Alison Shaw in 2007. My intention was to create the aural illusion of foreground and background layers through a combination of register, dynamic, and mallet type changes. The title refers to the manner in which the foreground melodic fragments appear to skip across and submerge into the undulating surface of the background material.