Looking In : RNCM Wind Orchestra Cond. Clark Rundell by Tom Davoren: Composer published on 2012/05/07 19:59:44 +0000 Looking In pays homage to the challenge faced by young musicians the World over, the search for a voice. In my opinion ones voice does not have to be trendsetting, merely honest and personal. Though the work was composed intuitively, its structure does fall neatly into five unbroken sections, I. CONTEMPLATION, II. CONSIDERATION, III. BALANCE, IV. CONFUSION and V.VALEDICTION -all preceded by a short introductory cadenza section. Like the personal journey itself the music is neither regular nor predictable. Peaks and troughs in melodic, rhythmic and harmonic intensity are plentiful but irregular, life after all has its ups and downs! The one constant throughout the work is the gradual revealing of clarity. Confused harmony is cleansed, rhythm simplified and melody is the focus of an adrenaline fueled final section. Above all I suppose that Looking In is introspective, perhaps even autobiographical. Having said that feel it important that its concept is left open enough to be inclusive of director, performers and listeners alike.