Vessel (2013)
for solo cello

This piece was written for cellist Jennifer Bewerse. It was premiered in January 2014 at Conrad Prebys Music Center, UC San Diego.

This work deals with the intimate relationship between sound and touch; little instabilities are created from the smallest difference in finger pressure on the strings of the cello. It is made of long, twisting phrases that delicately branch through the music, much like the delicate blood vessels that branch through our bodies according to strange and primeval logics.