Ephemeral Rhapsody—Program Notes

This work was written for Piotr Szewczyk as a part of the Violin Futura Project.  The mood of the work is contemplative, and a bit sad.  It work begins with a slow ascent using the octatonic scale.  The tune lingers for a bit in the upper register, then begins a second ascent that is more animated and climbs higher before floating back down.