Instrumentation: full orchestra
Program Notes: Assimilation is a work sonically exploring the tendency to seek conformity at the expense of unique ideas and creativity. The piece is based on two rhythmic motives: a brief, flitting motive used as the basis for independent exploration of melody and the second a heavier, steady pulse, the majority that demands conformity. Throughout the piece several melodic ideas are explored in contrast to the whole, only to be assimilated back into the steady ongoing march of the second motive. Assimilation is scored for full symphony orchestra and has a duration of approximately seven minutes.
The recording is a reading, not a performance.
Score & Parts are available. Purchase here.
Chamber orchestration (fl, tpt, vcl, pno) here.