In 2015, I was commissioned a new work by Écouter Ensemble, and was inspired by a Minneapolis location that also inspired Dvořák in his Sonatina in G major for violin and piano — Minnehaha Falls. I had always thought it to be one of the most beautiful, serene parts of the city. However, spending time there in the summer of 2015, I witnessed a far less calm version of the Falls, as heavy rains made for a much more turbulent, roaring atmosphere. I titled the work Nishkaadizi-Nibi — which loosely translated from the Ojibwe language means, "Angry Waters."
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