As the Earth changes, so do our shorelines. Our shores slowly erode as water levels continue to rise inevitably changing our coastlines forever. While this is a natural, mostly seasonal change year-to-year, it has recently been changing much faster than previously seen.

“Shoreline Avulsion” illustrates on its very definition, given most accurately by America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA):

“avulsion – the loss of lands bordering on the seashore by sudden or violent action of the elements, perceptible while in progress.”

Through the ups and downs of this piece, the violin showcases ominous beginnings, sliding and shifting glissandos, quick and aggressive motifs, and simple intervallic ideas that shape the entire piece. The connections throughout this piece represent the connections of our oceans, while the abrupt and complex passages symbolize shoreline avulsion in action.

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