Chicago Miniaturist Blues was composed for the Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble, who called for works of 100 notes or less.
100 Words about 100 Notes:
There are two things that come to my mind when I think about Chicago: pizza and blues. A little cliché perhaps, but I have only visited Chicago four times in my life, and only once spent the night there. My firsthand knowledge of this great city is unfortunately limited.
These were the thoughts that came to mind while considering what to compose in celebration of the founding of the Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble. I chose the blues for this piece. Being limited to 100 notes meant giving only an impression of this music, rather like my impression of Chicago itself.