Title

Stems of Stententia

Lead Author Major

Music

Format

Composer's Club Concerts

Faculty Mentor Department

Music

Abstract/Artist Statement

Thank you to everyone for coming to this concert. I am thrilled to present my piece, Stems of Stententia. Stententia is Latin for “purpose”. As I began composing this piece, I found it difficult to find inspiration. I wanted the music to have a sense of purpose by establishing a personal connection. I finally came to the conclusion that my piece should reflect the process of how it was composed. The first section, Inspiration, is about searching for a catalyst to commence the process. The second section, Incubation, is about developing the newfound purpose into my piece. When writing this section, I scrapped a lot of ideas. However, each idea contributed to the music's development. The third section, Harvest, is the outcome of the incubation period. A sense of confidence came with knowing that my piece had gained purpose. Manifest, the last section, reflects back on the other sections. Searching for inspiration, developing it into my piece, and finding a sense of direction and confidence. The very end of the piece brings back a much slower melody from the first section. Though the piece is finished, I will always search for inspiration.

Location

Recital Hall

Start Date

28-4-2015 7:30 PM

End Date

28-4-2015 9:30 PM

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Apr 28th, 7:30 PM Apr 28th, 9:30 PM

Stems of Stententia

Recital Hall

Thank you to everyone for coming to this concert. I am thrilled to present my piece, Stems of Stententia. Stententia is Latin for “purpose”. As I began composing this piece, I found it difficult to find inspiration. I wanted the music to have a sense of purpose by establishing a personal connection. I finally came to the conclusion that my piece should reflect the process of how it was composed. The first section, Inspiration, is about searching for a catalyst to commence the process. The second section, Incubation, is about developing the newfound purpose into my piece. When writing this section, I scrapped a lot of ideas. However, each idea contributed to the music's development. The third section, Harvest, is the outcome of the incubation period. A sense of confidence came with knowing that my piece had gained purpose. Manifest, the last section, reflects back on the other sections. Searching for inspiration, developing it into my piece, and finding a sense of direction and confidence. The very end of the piece brings back a much slower melody from the first section. Though the piece is finished, I will always search for inspiration.