Strange Travels
composer: Nancy Galbraith (2013)
genre: chamber orchestra
length: 2 movements, 12:00 minutes
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
60 Depot Street, Verona, NJ 07044 • 973-857-3440
orchestration: fl, ob, cl, bs-cl, bn; tpt, hn, tbn;
hrp, pno, 2 perc; strings (amplified)

world premiere: 1 March 2014
Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble; Daniel Nesta Curtis, conductor
Kresge Recital Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
movements: 1: Khao San Road   2: Ayutthaya
program notes: "Strange Travels" was composed for the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble and premiered in March 2014. The title alludes to the sensation of motion imparted by the music, through two aural landscapes of an unfamiliar, almost otherworldly nature. The first movement is a mostly fast-paced journey through a frontier of orchestral textures and colors. The second movement is slower and dreamier, with recurring accents from the electric string pizzacatos. The two movements are untitled so as not to predispose the listener's perception.
recordings: Nancy Galbraith: Strange Travels
Centaur Records (CRC 3406) • 2014 • UPC: 044747310626