in water suspended

for orchestra ( / / piano / 1perc / strings)

10 minutes (2021)

Commissioned by and composed for Esprit Orchestra with support from the Ontario Arts Council.

World Premiere

ESPRIT LIVE 2022! Act 3
May 12, 2022 | Koerner Hall, Toronto

Esprit Orchestra, conducted by Alex Pauk. Video Projections by Moira Ness

Program Notes

"in water suspended" is inspired by memory and how they change with us over time. They can be unpredictable yet familiar, blurring into others, fading into the distance, or remaining vivid. Memory continues to evolve and shift as we live through new experiences. They are like watercolours, suspended between water, resin, and surface, always held with us yet balancing between transparency and colour.

Artwork by Moira Ness
Artwork by Moira Ness