percussion quartet and voice

Afterlife (2021) Is the third part of Time Cycle, an extended trilogy for voice and percussion ensemble. All three parts reflect on Time in different ways – as a musical parameter, as a relentless measure of our day, as a bittersweet spice in life’s flavor, as the path that connects love and loss, etc.. The trilogy spins off the percussion ensemble piece It Is Time (2011).

For this third part of Time Cycle I commissioned Nathaniel Bellows to write a group of poems prompted by loss and reflection with the idea that the piece would be a continuous journey for percussion ensemble occasionally blossoming into song around the five poems of Nathaniel’s set – also titled Afterlife.