Sometimes you just feel like writing a piece just because you need to. While moving from Baltimore to Minneapolis, I found myself reflecting on the two years I lived in Baltimore. While the title may not seem to reflect fondly on the Charm City, it is instead a reflection on an intense period of study and growth. Dark Days
begins as a study in ennui
, but as the piece progresses, it moves to a union of hope and optimism.
Incidentally, the piece began in Baltimore, but was finished while exploring the many coffee shops of Minneapolis, trying to find the best coffee shop for writing music.
, on 22nd and Lyndale)
For piano trio (violin, cello, and piano).
Dark Days, Page 1 (Score)
Dark Days, Page 4 (Score)
Dark Days, Page 17 (Score)