for violin (2021) 8'
Dreams of Ascension is a wretchedly personal account of the individual who struggles with the passions of yearning and desire.
The listener is invited to reflect on the conflicting natures of dreams and fantasy — a source of warmth, motivation and hope sometimes tempered by a deceptive and illusory undertone.
Finally, 'ascension' or the process of growth and transformation is multi-faceted and could pertain to wealth, fame, love, transcendence, spiritual enlightenment and much more. The pursuit of the music is left open-ended for the listener to determine.
Premiered on April 20th, 2020 by Lilit Hartunian at the
Society of Composers 2021 Spring Concert