A Change in Perspective
The concept of this piece is a musical exploration of my experience with the culture. Raised in Canada with a Romanian heritage, I was greatly influenced by Romanian folk music. This is reflected in the opening of the piece which is based on the Hungarian pentatonic scale. Through my travels and university experiences, I’ve come to broaden my cultural perspective, with a particular interest in East Asian musical practice. The middle section of the piece is a reflection of my experience through its basis off the pentatonic scale. Finishing with a combination of these two perspectives shows how one's perspective on the world can evolve. This piece was originally written for Viola and Vibraphone but was arranged for Viola, Cello, and Gamelan to better reflect the musical tradition that the music attempts to convey.
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