The Human Body: Ballet for Orchestra (composed May 2014) is an impressive orchestral work that is post-minimalist in its roots. Stylistically, it is unabashedly eclectic, a steady pulse is maintained and evoking the rigorous and pensive drama that the choreographer compliments in atmospheric moods and the troupe’s shape.
Bursts of sonorous classically-felt music in minor, set the serious tone as jagged, disjointed melodic fragments permeate the forefront of starkly contrasted backgrounds. The work expresses resolution and reconciliation of various ideas and emotions dealt with in its variations. The theme flows organically from the first musical strains heart in the first statement. The following variations become broken and disassembled as subtle beauty begins to take awareness.