It was important to both of us that I didn’t simply present the final piece as completed manuscript; she needed to be involved from the outset. So we met regularly to review sections that I had written and I had the opportunity to discover what Kerenza preferred musically, which helped ensure that the piece was specifically suited to her sound. Tailoring a piece for a musician gives an added depth when the work is performed. Movement by movement the work grew until the five movements were formed by Spring 2013.
from notes by Oliver Davis © 2014