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Toccata in Varying Meters (2020)
from Eight Portraits in Ten Movements
While all of the portraits in this set strive to convey the subject's personality, they approach the task in different ways. Some are hyper-specific, highlighting only one trait. Others are more general, describing the subject as a whole. This portrait is abstract; the themes themselves represent Siyi, but their development represents the environment surrounding her. The opening theme is grounded and down-to-earth; the second theme is dreamy. Despite the constant shifts in meter, the pulse always remains the same. No matter the situation, Siyi always keeps a cool head and does the right thing. She deserves only the best.
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