tiny, tangled world


Program Note

“In his painting Snails Space, David Hockney zooms in on an L.A. landscape and paints what he calls a “tiny, tangled world blown up to a preposterous size.” In this same painting, he also references his belief that art should “overcome the sterility of despair.” Considering the current state of division and despair in our country, I was attracted to the idea of zooming in on the subtle differences between the violin and viola through harmonics, unisons, melodic phrases, and other aspects…and to approach the idea of unity and disparity between two instruments of the same family.”

-Sarah Gibson

About Sarah Gibson

Sarah Gibson is a composer and pianist who has been called “a serious talent to watch” (Atlanta Journal Constitution). Her works have received honors and recognitions such as the Los…