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Fugitive Canons
for ensembles

Work no. 222


    Part of an ongoing (as of April 2022) series of canons for percussionist Amy Salsgiver. My study of Turkish has progressed almost to the point where I needed to start reading books, so I bought some children's books, and a couple of poetry collections. One poem attracted my attention because I could discern the words "sea" and "moon", but when I translated it, it turned out to be about refugees – very apt, given that I became one just a couple of months before. I set the first stanza to music in the first canon. I think the feeling in the electric guitar solo in the second canon is similar, but requires no words.

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