Études dans les Étoiles
for solo guitar (2013)
Before a performance on the guitar, I usually warm up with a Brouwer right hand study. One day however, I found a progression of chords and pattern of right hand fingering that I liked and over the course of about six months, the chords evolved into this piece - a right hand study for guitar. "Études dans les Étoiles" translates from French to "Study in Stars" as the harmonics and flowing chordal pattern reminded me of the night sky. I finally finished and recorded it in October 2013. I view this piece as a change in my compositional style, from the basic early works such as "Summer" and "Cascade" to a more complex style of composition.