Chalk on Concrete
This pointed work is a memorial for recent victims of racial, gun, police, and transgender
violence, from George Floyd to the Orlando Pulse Nightclub. It is a fiery setting, changing
between triple and duple rhythm and featuring much alternative harmony, energy and
dissonance. The text is interspersed sidewalk phrases with the composer’s own original
text. Proceeds of the sale of “Chalk on Concrete” will go to the competition prize fund for
the National Association of Negro Musicians.