Hyper Lassus Daydream
for electric guitar, electric bass guitar, amplified piano, drum set/vibraphone
duration: 8 minutes
commissioned by the Oregon Bach Festival for Fireworks
premiered by Fireworks in June, 2005 in Eugene, Oregon
In 2005, I got the unique opportunity to write for a classical ensemble that was essentially a rock band. Going back to my roots, and at the same time using my knowledge of classical music, I wrote an intensely virtuosic, almost prog-rock piece for the NY based ensemble Fireworks. Part Orlando di Lasso, part Rush, part Steve Reich, part Dream Theater, it’s the first piece of many rock/classical pieces I hope to write in the future.