By Wayne Vitale

Program Notes

WATER is a meditation on flow and change – on the ways that water moves, morphs, and finds surprising new forms depending on its surroundings. Phase transitions are of special interest: How water jumps to a new state, infused with (or releasing) energy in the process. Ice cracks or sublimates, liquid water evaporates, steam condenses. These contrast with more gradual or undulating movement, the ebb and flow of a river’s downstream motion, or the push and pull of tides – taking musical form in the continual tempo changes of the last section.