- 10/26/2012 - 3/5/2013
- Memorial to Zoe, dedicated to Howard Stokar
I wrote ZOE in the fall of 2012 to commemorate a much-loved cat of the same name. She was a complex and sophisticated animal who despite her many achievements never allowed her role as head-of-household to go to her head -- indeed she was hardly aware of it. Because she was so expressive it seemed natural to cast her memorial as a string sextet, in which each of the three pairs of instruments function essentially as a single instrument. The piece lasts about 7 1/2/ minutes.