duration: 7:30
instrumentation: Violin, Piano
premiere: February 21, 2010 // Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC
premiere performer: Jessica Mathaes, violin; Colette Valentine, piano
publisher: A-Town Publications (ASCAP) © 2009
Departure was made possible (in part) with funds from the decentralization program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.

Program Note:
Departure for violin and piano opens with two ascending pitch chains, comprising basic source material. These lines develop and eventually diverge from their original shapes, forming independent textures and sonorities of their own motivation, returning here and there but always with an upward trajectory.  —Erin Rogers (2009)

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