I falleN TwO, is an internally programmatic quintet for string quartet and steel pans (one person playing a soprano/tenor pan combined with alto/double 2nd pans). The piece tells a story, through a series of seven continuous movements, of a person who is challenged by conflicting dualities in his life. The “fallen two” is melodically represented by motives employing a falling second. At the same time, the title refers to the many obstacles in life that require us to persevere and ultimately, to trust that things will “fall into” place.
Audio Performance: Domenic Salerni, Violin I : Jiyun Han, Violin II : Eve Tang, Viola : Mariel Roberts, Cello : Andy Akiho, Steel Pans