Stephen Vincent Casellas's one goal as a composer is both a simple one and an ambitious one: inspire a
positive change in the world. In the past, he has composed music that brings to light discussions of mental health, the environment, and more. More recently, his eclectic repertoire of music seeks to
blur genre and create unique sonic images through different uses of texture.
completed in 2017,
revised in 2020.
Endless gratitude to KLK New Music and the Lviv
Philharmonic for allowing me this cathartic moment!
I started this piece in 2016, as a way to channel the
negative energy that was surrounding me my penultimate semester at NYU, during which I was also on and off meds. I won't go into detail since I have family on my social media who will inevitably see
this, but I will say that my emotional wellbeing was at its absolute worst when I started April. I'm much better now, but I put this work aside for a year, revisiting it in a much better
state of mind. :)
Here is the video from the premiere in Lviv, Ukraine on
June 20, 2020. I hope you enjoy!