- flutes (fl., a.fl., b.fl.), bass clarinet, piano and digital audio
The first draft of Into Its Own Shadow was written during February and March of 2008, when I was an invited artist at the Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras in Morelia. The work was completed in Canada in May, and revised slightly in 2010. The title of the work comes from a poem by Theodor Roethke, The Far Field:
The river turns on itself,
The tree retreats into its own shadow.
I feel a weightless change, a moving forward
Into Its Own Shadow is dedicated to Ensamble 3:
Salvador Torre, Fernando Dominguez and Mauricio Nader.
Commissioned by the Mexican Center for Music and Sonic
Arts for Ensamble 3.
First performance: June 29, 2012,
Other performances: July 13, 2012,