Composer: McMillan, Benjamin
Instrumentation: Ensemble Instruments: Euphonium, Tuba
EEEETTTT; Inspired by the works of John Adams and his self-described 'post-minimalist' style, "Evolutions" was a major experiment for me as a composer. I had never attempted anything in this style before, and was a little unsure of where to even begin. Using common elements of minimalism and post-minimalism, I attempted to create my own version of the "organic aural evolution" that I found so fascinating with the works of Adams (and others)—to create my own aural daydream.
A three-note repeating pattern acts a sort of "musical DNA" from which the rest of the piece grows, while remaining a constant thread of connection through the various sections.
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