As I created the work I came to see Surfing as a metaphor for life:
our dreams, our struggles,
our search for communion.
A Symphonic Celebration of the Ocean, Surfing and Surf MusicDouble Concerto for Violin and Alto Saxophone
Joseph Martin Waters Composer’s Comments —
… Surf is about the dynamic interaction of people and the ocean. The Ocean (the orchestra) is beautiful, vast, mysterious, serene, treacherous – you don’t know what’s under you and it can crush you in an instant. The Surfers (the soloists) are daring, rhapsodic, and finally transcendent…
And please check out the soloists’ dueling cadenza here.