Composer's Comments —
... Surf is about the dynamic interaction of people and the ocean. The Ocean (the orchestra) is beautiful, vast, mysterious, serene, treacherous -
you don't know what's under you and it can crush you in an instant. The Surfers (the soloists) are daring, rhapsodic,
and finally transcendent...
As I created the work I came to see Surfing as a metaphor for life: our dreams, our struggles, our search for communion.
Surf has an optional Customized Surf Video with computer generated sounds (click to view). And please check out the soloists' dueling cadenza here.
4:00 — excerpt with cadenza
Customized Surf Video
13:00 — complete work
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