Fingertips of Apprehension (1998, 15')

3333/4331/timp.3 perc./str.


Although "Fingertips of Apprehension" was not conceived as a programmatic work, upon completion of the score I realized that it reflects, albeit very indirectly, my experience of living in New York. The wide variety of musical materials used in the piece, its alternation (and often coexistence) of tonality and atonality, of explosive harsh sounds and lyrical moving ones, all contribute to recall the pulsating and exciting magma of New York. At the same time, I hope this music will evoke in the listener the different and often intense emotions that this unique city elicits. The title, which seemed very appropriate for the piece (and, in a way, for New York as well), comes from a poem by Robert Lowell.