Four Ethereal Planes is essentially completed. After some additional editing and reworking of material, the piece has been finished and delivered to Kevin Day (the soloist for the premiere) as well as to Jordan VanHemert and the Holland Concert Jazz Orchestra. The piece may undergo additional editing throughout the rehearsal process and leading up to its premiere (in just a few short weeks!!!).
Four Ethereal Planes, as I've previously written about, conjures up four different settings inspired by various different ideas and turns them into something that's more larger-than-life, in a sense. The first movement, "Oranges and Apples," was a light-hearted yet wild ride based on my experiences riding the New York City subway lines. The second movement was a slow ballad entitled "The Dance That Never Was" for the moments in life that never happened and the opportunities missed.
The last two movements of this piece go off in different directions but are essentially inter-connected with each other. To preserve some surprises with this work, no demos have been provided for these two movements.