for flute, clarinet, electric guitar, piano, and double bass
Synchronicity, or “meaningful coincidences,” is a concept introduced by psychologist Carl Jung to describe events that aren’t proven to have any causal relationship to one another, yet seem to be meaningfully related. For example, one may notice a particular number or word appearing repeatedly— seemingly everywhere. Or, one may have been thinking of messaging a friend just moments before receiving a message from that friend. Synchronicities aims to recreate this feeling using a recurring motif found throughout the piece in intentionally subtle ways. This can be seen when different sections (without repeated material) feel connected by an element that is not immediately apparent. Underlying motifs and ideas continue to appear throughout and lead the listener to look for the meaning behind the coincidences.
Recording by NOW Ensemble, painting by Brandy Hoang Collier.