Instrumentation: Solo harp.
Written: Spring 2011
Duration: 4-5 min
Premiere: Premiered by the composer at a concert presented by the FiveOne Experimental Orchestra on December 9th, 2011, at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The title of this piece comes from Greek, meaning Love: Pandora's Box. The inspiration for this piece came from a dance in which two friends or lovers are shown right when one betrays the other, and the emotion that comes after a betrayal from a loved one. In this piece I have attempted to portray the complex emotions one goes through after such a betrayal, as well as the aftermath when one must decide whether to linger or move on. In my mind I imagined a metaphor with a music box, which provided some of my sound material. I feel the upper register of the harp has a sound quite similar to the music box, and I use this to create the opening material and the main theme of the work.