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The profile of Gala Flagello in a checkered dress with closed eyes turning away from the camera.

Memory Home

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Tenor trombone and piano

Program Notes

Memory Home (2023) was commissioned by trombonist Rich Williams and explores the relationship between memories and physical spaces. Rich asked that this work be written in memory of his first teacher, which prompted me to contemplate the way in which memories are formed at different stages of our lives. For many, a childhood home literally and figuratively houses formative remembrances, and, later in life, we might house our memories in different locations or within the walls of our own minds. Is it that to house a memory is to contain it? Should memories be contained? If we are to express them, have we unleashed them or are they still somehow at home with us? Many thanks to Rich for commissioning and premiering this work and for his support of new music for trombone.

Additional Information

Commissioned by Rich Williams



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