Wake the Dead is a stand-alone piece whose first recording would be sampled into my ballet titled Mad, Mad Science. The ballet is about a man who lost his partner and his child and goes to great lengths to bring them back. In this section of the ballet, originally titled The Resurrection Method, the father, an accomplished scientist, finds a way to bring back his family, and goes about bringing them back.

Wake the Dead, and also Mad, Mad Science are works about my being a father, the joy it brings, and the sacrifices that are made.

  • Instrumentation: Piano trio
  • Duration: 12-13 minutes
  • Commissioned by: The Saguaro Trio