Inspired by the geological formation of the same name, Cordillera (2009) explores an ongoing struggle between rising gestures and falling gestures. The outset is saturated with upward motion, and the end is a sudden orchestral tumble down the other side.

The work was selected as the winner of the 2009-2010 UNT Concerto Competition, and was premiered on March 10, 2010.


UNT Symphony Orchestra
Ludwig Carrasco, conductor