Conversion Into Object
For solo Alto Saxophone
More info, including a performance video and perusal score, can be found here.
"This piece is a reflection of the opioid crisis occurring throughout the united states while I was living
in Rochester, NY. It chronicles the life of someone who lives in squalor but escapes into bliss
through their usage of opioids. In the early stages of addiction, users are in denial of their control
of the situation and the drug's impact on their life. As the addiction progresses, the acknowledgment
of reality and of their dire situation becomes impossible to ignore. For the lucky few, friends and family
members are willing to support them on the journey of sobriety. However, more often, these
friends and family members have given up on patience by the time the user is willing to seek help.
Those suffering from substance abuse disorder, who only a few years prior were living ordinary lives
with healthy relationships, are left to rot. Only judgment and blame are placed upon them."