Compost Flowers (2018)

Compost Flowers develops from the decay and recycling of a few musical ideas, representing the functional breakdown of distinct green (carbon) and brown (nitrogen) materials. This piece seeks to unearth the beauty of the compost process and its textural heaviness and lightness. The title refers to both the familiar sight of withered flowers sitting on top of a compost pile and the joy of discovering volunteer flowers blooming in the darkness of decomposition.

Duration: 5:00

Instrumentation: two violins, viola, and cello