wanderings of a youthful mind (2014, r. 2016)
symphonic wind ensemble
wanderings of a youthful mind is an homage to the overactive imagination that we possess as children.
I often reminisce about how easily I used to be able to conjure up fantastic adventures in my head, how
many countless hours of fun I could have with a simple set of plastic toys, or how incredible it would have
been if I could somehow have transported myself into the world of a favorite cartoon show. With this
piece, I’ve attempted to channel my memories of such fantasies into music - creating a sonic world that I
encourage the listener to explore on their own imaginative terms.
duration: c. 11'
Audio excerpts taken from Indiana University Wind Ensemble and USC Thornton Wind Symphony reading sessions.