a nut for a jar of tuna
Premiere: July 17, 2016 - Aaron Grisez - University Presbyterian Church, Fresno, CA
a nut for a jar of tuna juxtaposes two related ideas developing in parallel. In both sections, octave displacement, articulation, and differing timbres create a sense of multiple voices being played on one instrument. Both ideas grow in range and intensity until, at the middle of the piece, the material from the first half is played backwards, making the entire piece a palindrome (hence the title).