Duration: 3 minutes
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Laid Back (2010) is a jovial little piece for orchestra that was inspired by the blues and jazz. I have always been a big fan of these genres and I attempt to create my own blend of the two in this piece. It is essentially divided into a brief ABA form, with the A section characterized by a short melodic motif underscored by the strings, and the B section featuring a walking pizzicato bass along with a drum kit. The piece was originally a part of Three Musings, but was later taken out and made its own stand-alone piece.
– April 17th, 2011, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra @ Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, ON. Graham Coles conducting.
– March 26th, 2011, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Jean Coulthard Readings @ Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC. Pierre Simard condcuting.
– Winner, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra National Student Composers Competition 2011