Desertification (2020)

Desertification is an ecological process which results in the growth of the desert at the expense of healthy soil, and to me is intertwined with poor land management and climate change. 

Desertification evokes the arid landscape of the desert with its dust and sand. Hazy, brushy, and constantly shifting, the timbral world of this piece seeks beauty even in the loss of fertility.

This piece won 1st Prize in the 2020 Mykytyn Distinguished Composition Award. 

Approximate Duration: 9:00

Instrumentation: two violins, viola, and cello