“Chesapeake” is a part of “Pieces of Place,” an ongoing series for chamber ensembles with or without electronics, exploring the intersection of geology, ecology, and personal memories. As the composer states: “Each Piece of Place explores the relationships between geological processes, ecosystems, and personal memories in a place I’ve called home. Musically, elements of each place are articulated with rhythms, phrasing, and larger forms to create a feeling of events unfolding simultaneously on vastly different timescales. Each piece creates time and space to perceive processes that are otherwise too vast for human perception. The music strives for a more integrated human-bio-geological awareness. It blurs the boundaries between the personal and the societal; the cognitive and the emotional; biological and geological.

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