This solo was written for my friend, Ross Huber. After he approached me about writing this, I knew I wanted to highlight Ross’ great sound as well as his lyrical playing. The lyrical aspect ended up being an integral part of this piece.
Confined is a piece about experiencing freedom. While writing, I imagined tearing down invisible walls that bind us, allowing grace to enter. For much of this piece, the music is bound by repetitive motives that indicate a sense of fear. This repetitive theme finally surrenders to a lyrical melody that enters toward the end. This melody is a song of freedom. A song of hope.