The Carcinogenic Agent in the Organized Chaos
for Wind Ensemble
K. Cato, 2016
A piece that’s very personal to me. The piece originally depicted a cancerous agent that can be present without you being fully aware of its presence. It lives with you, is in your circle of friends, in you daily activities, and is in the make up of your society. You make a choice to allow it to overcome you or you fight back.
While composing the piece my former high school band director was diagnosed with cancer and shortly passed away afterwards. At that moment, everything changed and became all to surreal.