Expectations for solo violin
Expectations began as an avenue to explore the open tunings I learned through my
training in Appalachian Folk Music. I began writing the piece at a time when I was
realizing the challenge of being a female composer, and how alone I felt without a
present female composition role model.
This piece seeks to discover the narrative of someone who was raised in a supportive
environment within family or friends that then ventures out into the world, only to
realize how much of what they were taught was a strength within their protected
environment is in fact fighting against them in the larger world. They then return
within themselves to that safe environment, but this time more timid and broken,
clearly changed by the world around them.
Contact Abigail Johnson for score and parts at firstname.lastname@example.org