“Memories” was written for ArpaTambora, a harp and percussion duet comprised of virtuoso performers Ryan Scott (Marimba) and Sanya Eng (Harp). There are two different layers to the piece. On the surface, this duet is an exploration of minimalism and convergence. Throughout the work, I strived to create a musical arc using the simplest material: a repeating sextuplet figure beginning in the harp. As the piece evolves organically, lines fade into each other and melodic fragments are developed. On the second level, “Memories” is a conceptual representation of my stream of consciousness and how memories can often surface in my mind and disappear as if it had never been there. To portray this phenomenon, I introduce a melodic fragment halfway through the piece that weaves in an out of a one note ostinato. The fragment is developed within this framework, and is always accompanied by the ostinato figure running throughout the piece. The piece represents a radical departure in the music that I have been writing to date as it uses the least amount of musical material to create one unified statement. I hope that “Memories” will be effective in bringing these ideas to the audience.