The Cycle is a sonic interpretation of social anxiety. Chromatic themes are used to create a manic texture while rhythmic intensity and frenetic melodies throughout give this work a tense, anxious feeling. Composer Peter Scianio writes “The Cycle was written to offer a sonic interpretation of this disorder with the hope that, through greater understanding, an open dialogue can be made available to youth and adults who deal with this everyday.”
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 0.15 in|
About Peter Sciaino
Peter Sciaino (b.1975) is a passionate music educator and spirited composer of concert band music for all levels. Mr. Sciaino will be published with C.L. Barnhouse Company, Wingert-Jones Publications, Excelcia Music Publishing, and C Alan Publications in 2019.
Mr. Sciaino holds a B.M. from Syracuse University in Music Education and an M.A. from New York University in Music Composition. An instrumental music teacher at Whippany Park High School (N.J.) for over 20 years, he directs both the concert band and jazz ensemble while co-directing the marching band and teaching AP Music Theory.
Mr. Sciaino writes and arranges music for marching bands and jazz ensembles in addition to his work with symphonic groups. He also serves as a clinician and guest conductor for groups and accepts commisions for original work.
His professional affiliations include NAfME, ASCAP, and NJMEA. Mr. Sciaino resides in New Jersey with his wife Beth and two children, Phoebe and David.