A collection of 14 short pieces for traditional and electronic instruments, CUSP was written entirely during February, 2020 when the pandemic was just visible on the horizon. For me, it’s a reminder of how recently things went from normal to sideways.

On a less dramatic note, CUSP is my first large-scale attempt at blending classical and electronic styles. The word “cusp” is familiar to me in one context as a graphic designer, as a cusp node is a dramatic change in direction of a B├ęzier curve. A cusp has a similar appearance in medieval architecture. The usual definition of the word relates to being right on the edge of something, at the border between worlds.

CUSP was created using Sibelius and Ableton.