Sextet began as a cue written for a short film. At that time it was scored for solo piano and about two minutes long. But, as is the case with many a film, the scene was cut and the music discarded, never to be used. Regardless, I liked the melody very much and was quite eager to expand upon it. When Conversant asked that I write a piece for them, that short cue eventually found a home and became the Vivace (Rhapsody) section of Sextet. In short, the whole work is one continuous movement and displays, due to its origins, a certain cinematic sensibility while employing elements of minimalism, romanticism and various other “isms”.