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About the Piece
The Austerity Measures, for large ensemble, came out of a desire to write music which seems to have a "severity of purpose", by which I mean stripped of anything which might feel “extravagant” or unnecessary. In essence, a work in which the core aesthetic is, by its very nature, ascetic.
It was my intention for the work to feel free of explicit romanticism and of overtly dramatic gesture; to be devoid of decoration, but not necessarily of intricacy. To be, in its own way, quietly austere.
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