monograph of bird’s eye views

monograph of bird’s eye views (2015)
for orchestra

Commissioned by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada
RBC Foundation Emerging Composer-In-Residence for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada

Performed by the NYO in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary Canada, July 2015; and by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, January 2017

“…And outside the narrow window’s bars, the morning fluttered, sang softly to itself.” – Michael Prior, from Condolences, Sparrows

Monograph:  a learned treatise on a small area of learning; also: a written account of a single thing.

Bird’s-eye view:  an elevated view of an object from above, with a perspective as though the observer were a bird.