The patterned pen-and-ink abstractions of Astrid Bowlby—and by association, the work of Edward Gorey—inspired the textures of Checkered Shade.
The piece is structured as a gradual zoom outward; tiny fragments of repeated material resolve into larger patterns, which, at the urging of the violin, eventually coalesce into an expressive chorale.
38 pages, 9x12 format. Includes full score and 6 parts. Score Samples (click to zoom):