conjunctions is a set of 5 miniatures, all titled after conjunctions – and, or, but, if and so. It explores unique characters of conjunctions; for example, the first movement "and" focuses on the connective and additive aspects of the word "and," which are represented musically with continuous melodic lines stacked on top of each other. The third movement "but" is the loudest and the most aggressive of the five which is in contrast with the fourth movement, "if," the most quiet, delicate and mystical one.
During the course of 7 minutes, listeners will, hopefully, empathize with my musical depiction of conjunctions and chuckle at them. The work was written for 2018 Norfolk New Music Workshop and premiered by Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble in June 2018.