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This week, our composers capture the vibes of summer in their pieces.


By: Atri Banerjee

00:00 / 01:08

After last week's more serious quarantine piece, I decided to write something that was more uplifting. Many of the choices I made don't have reasons other than "I just felt like it fits the summer theme." For example, I don't know how to explain the title, or only using trombones and a drum. It's just a vibe?

"Dance of the Unknown" is a piece that I'm honestly pretty proud of :) It begins with a very steady beat that continues throughout the rest of the piece, representing the happy normalcy that summer brings to me. The piece continues with a joyous melody until the bridge which evokes a slight nostalgic tune. The piece ends with a bright, heightened climax to represent the bundle of nerves that come with the end of summer and the beginning of the school year.

Dance of the Unkown

By: Ava Arasan

Dance of the Unknown
00:00 / 01:40


By: Richard Zhang

00:00 / 03:14

Journey is a piece composed of 5 distinct sections. It describes the ups and downs of the summer months. For the past three summers, I’ve been mostly stuck at home doing various academic activities, but I also enjoyed the highs, like the occasional meeting with friends.

Summer Lane

bY: Johnny Kuehnis

Summer Lane
00:00 / 01:05

For this week's piece, I decided to go with a jazz composition. The real star of the piece, in my opinion, is the trumpet. It sporadically adds some flair and gives the piece more excitement. As I worked on this piece, I tried to draw inspiration from days that were just perfect. Nothing incredible or out of the ordinary happens, but there's just a lot of fun to be had.

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