Mobile 2017 Stele (2017)
for 2 performers with similar instruments
Duration: variable, ca. 10’-15’
Commissioned and premiered by:
Matt Oliphant, French Horn & Kevin Harrison, Tuba, Chicago, October 2018
Stele, in Greek, refers to a column, often erected as an elaborate grave marker. Stelae can be found in cultures as diverse as those of the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Chinese. In Latin, it is a variant of the word, stella, meaning star (i.e., a fixed, luminous point in the sky).
Stele is dedicated to the memory of my grandmother, Shirley Mussachio