How to Relax with Origami

for orchestra

  • I. Ducks in a walnut
  • II. Two-party system
  • III. Tempest in a star box
  • IV. Ternura volc√°nica
  • V. Guepardos hacen el caballito
  • VI. Biting into mold
  • VII. The last of the snowmen
  • VIII. Ojo de Ana Coluto


Instrumentation: piccolo, 2 flutes (II=piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 Bb clarinets (doubling A clarinet), bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (III=contrabassoon); 4 horns in F, 4 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba; timpani, percussion (3 players); harp, piano/celesta; strings

Duration: 11 minutes

Year of composition: 2017

commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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