Down the Rabbit Hole is a fast and exuberant dance for string orchestra that explores the western and oriental influences in my compositions. I chose this particular title because I believe it captures the movement and energy of the opening section, while also acting as a symbol of a voyage to find one's identity, as the protagonist in “Alice in Wonderland” does through the falling into the earth. As a composer of Asian heritage, I have never directly explored the music of my background in my pieces and have intentionally avoided oriental music. However, when approaching the medium of the string orchestra, I felt that this might be the perfect opportunity to play with these influences because of the ensemble's lyrical and homogeneous sound. This is in no way an authentic representation of music from Asia but is the first in I hope many attempts to find a balance between the music of my culture and my artistic voice.