Program notes for Rob Waring's "Journey"

This piece takes us on a trip through an ever-changing landscape.  Nothing here is static: even the terrain itself is in constant motion.  Along the way, change is as unpredictable as it is unavoidable.  The situation resembles a dynamical system in which all future events are predetermined in detail by conditions at the outset, but where the progression of change, nonetheless, appears so random and unsystematic that we would characterize it as «chaotic».

Journey was composed in 1992-93 on a commission from New Music Composers' Group and received its premiere at Music Factory contemporary music festival in Bergen in 1993.