A Death in Wyoming (1999)2:53
Music for three synthesizers
A Death in Wyoming is an elegy for Matthew Shepard who was murdered in 1998 at the age of twenty-one. The music is introspective and abstract, not pictorial. A twelve-tone work utilizing three synthesizers, it is constructed from thirteen concurrent musical lines. It makes use of contrapuntal techniques, particularly canon and crab-canon forms. However, the form of the piece was not mechanically contrived—rather it was planned as a stately Adagio.
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