nONE TOO SMALL (2020)
Instrumentation: Alto Saxophone, Horn, Piano
Duration: 9 minutes
Written for Pivot Duo as featured on their album, Terraform.
As our planet warms and the future seems bleak at times, I find myself struggling with how to perceive our current reality. In less than ten years, we could see irreparable harm done to our home – in part due to the ignorance of our fellow humans. That is a deep burden to carry, an overwhelming sense of guilt. I’ve discovered that the only way to remain positive, the only way to enact true change, is to make a small difference in any way I can.
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg is a leader in the fight against climate change. Her book, No One is Too Small to Make a Difference, is a compilation of her many speeches – filled with powerful words and meaningful ways to improve our planet. I found these words particularly inspiring when composing this work – No one. Is too small. To make a difference. From this came “None Too Small.”