Fragmented memories for symphonic orchestra (1999) (9)’

 Fragmented memories was inspired by thoughts about the human mind and its capacity to retain and transform memories. Time acts like a brush that “colors” and modifies events of our past. When we recall some experiences, their original meaning, order, and duration may be altered. In our mind, memories may be abruptly interrupted by unrelated events. They can also be merged with occurrences that do not necessarily follow a linear order, thus recreating part of our past. We might remember events in a splintered form. Some memories reappear in short fragments until a special occasion allows us to recall a complete series of episodes. These concepts helped guide the creative process of the piece and are reflected in its structure.