Walking Backwards Away
A piece written about regret, remorse and moving on. Rich textures in the opening give way to slowly lumbering melodies in a pensive 5/4 meter. Interrupted occasionally by forays into a quicker 6/8 meter, which represents a change of outlook, the 5/4 melodies often return, moving through seemingly random harmonies, as though reflecting on memories and trying to accept the painful necessity of change while simultaneously searching for new understanding.
This recording is one that I commissioned in 2008. The performers are Amanda Hughes, Ashley (White) Baldini, Laura (Pollard) Payne, and David Covert.