Written on the Britten-Pears 2015 contemporary course and completed for the 2016 Aldeburgh Festival

Premiered by the Britten-Pears contemporary ensemble under conductor Jonathan Berman.

The title Magpie refers to fragments of pieces or sounds that exist as shiny objects in my memories. This piece collects a few of these shiny fragments into a nest. Magpie is in two distinct parts. It is about 5 minutes.