Run From Fear

Program Note

The title of this piece refers to a Bruce Nauman neon sculpture which contains the text “Run from Fear” above the text “Fun from Rear.” This piece is based on the minor third E-G which comes from the first song I learned to play on guitar: “About a Girl” from the Nirvana Unplugged album. As in Nauman’s sculpture, this piece strives to be both serious and light-hearted at the same time. Originally written for the NOW Ensemble, this piece was revised for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project on commission from Bowdoin College in celebration of the opening of the Studzinski Recital Hall.

Performance History

American Composers Alliance Festival of American Music 2008, Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, New York, NY, 6/5/2008

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, commissioned by Bowdoin College for the opening of the Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, 11/10/2007

Now Ensemble, Garrett Hall, Charlottesville, VA, 3/30/2007

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