To fly a rocket ship

for viola and organ (2018) | Premiere: Brett Banducci and Jeffrey Parola

To fly a rocket ship was premiered in the summer of 2018 in Los Angeles, by Brett Banducci and Jeffrey Parola.

The piece evokes flight and interstellar distance through juxtaposition of the grandeur of the organ and the intimacy of the soloistic viola. As the piece develops, the rhythmic momentum of the piece moves from the viola into the organ, integrating the intimate and the grand into a single sonic web, fading into the distance.