Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
Composition: Möbius Palace
Tell us about the piece you have submitted to Minnesota Varsity.
My piece "Möbius Palace" portrays a jumbled landscape where musical ideas return later in their mirror image. The music presents contrasts between torrents of notes and calm lyricism, while the piano grounds the chaos with a rhythmic "heartbeat" and tremolo. The piece might seem to be overflowing with ideas, but like the Mobius strip, it is a singular event that paradoxically has only one surface.