From the program notes:
“Deep Beneath the Ice” was written in January 2015 at Interlochen Arts Academy. In the warmer months of the year, I would sit by Green Lake on campus and enjoy being so close to nature. In winter, the lake would freeze over, sealing all life beneath a layer of ice. Similarly, the far-below freezing temperatures would keep all of the students inside. While trapped inside a practice room, I composed this piece as a reminder that even in isolation, life exists as active as ever.
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