music is life, music is breath, music is us


“Of the Limitless Sky, It Is Everyone” (Original Work for Woodwind Quintet)

This piece is the result of one of two “modules” I was required to complete for my individual instruction composition course at UCLA. The parameters for the work were to focus on polymodality, complex rhythms, and other ideas. This was a challenging work for me to write as I had absolutely no experience with Woodwind Quintets; they simply were ensembles I chose not to write for. My professor (James Newton) wanted me to draw influence from composers such as Villa-Lobos, Brahms, and Mozart. The title comes from one of my favorite Buddhist teachers,Soto Zen founder Dogen Zenji, as I really believe his unique view of the world sets the tone for what is in many ways a unique work. I poured many, many hours into this, and I hope you receive it well.


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