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alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano | Standing Wave Ensemble/Compocon | pending publication

In this piece, I try to capture some mixed feelings of un-safety in a supposedly safe space. Somewhere between an anxious mind presenting my works onstage, a disabled body surviving the institutions that validate the music I write, and a trans spirit writing choral music reminiscent of churches that have pushed me away, I have often been aware of a tinge of discomfort despite being immersed in art that I'm so passionate about. Sanctuary takes a simple, hymnal tune and distorts it through that same anxiety, wreaking havoc as the initial safety yearns to be heard.

Premiered by Standing Wave Ensemble at the Compocon concert, February 19 2024. Pending public recording.

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