Chamber Music: viola and piano
Dialogues was composed in between December 2000 and March 2001. As the title suggests, each of the three movements explores a different dialogic relationship between the two instruments. The outer movements are each based on dramatic dialogues from plays: Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party serves as the source material for the first movement, while the third movement is drawn from Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. The middle movement explores the mythical dialogue of Echo and Narcissus.