Rain, Steam, and Speed (2020)

solo cello; duration: ca. 4’45”

This piece for solo cello, written for the Sunset Chamberfest Young Composers’ Workshop, was inspired by J.M.W. Turner’s painting “Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway.” Through the four sections of the piece, each based on the same thematic material, the music becomes faster, clearer, and more energetic. The piece was premiered virtually on June 18, 2020, performed by Stella Cho at the Glendale City Church and live-streamed on YouTube.