Calendar Variations was written August, 2013 for Jeffrey Zeigler and Nicola Melville. Jeff and I had spoken for many years about the prospect of my writing a piece for him, and I was very excited to have the opportunity to write this. The piece is a set of 12 variations on a 12-tone row. The overall form of the variations act as a musical depiction of each month in Michigan, and I felt it made for a logical arch form.
The piece is approximately 8 minutes.