This two-movement work explores the activity and energy of the sun. The first movement, titled Reflect, focuses on the frenetic, scattered motion of light. The music contains only a few short gestures, but it jumps to and between them at speed, as if it were following a wave of light over contrasting surfaces. Each gesture is imbued with that same, active motion, exemplified by the use of extreme ranges in the piano and tightly interlocked rhythms in the ensemble. Contrarily, I imagine the second movement, titled Absorb, as a solar-powered circuit. The music begins in the low register and breathes slowly as the circuit receives and stores energy. Eventually, as this builds up, the electricity starts humming, an effect that is personified by drones in the violin and viola. The movement climaxes with a final, powerful release, followed by a steady, sequential descent in register as the circuit runs out of power.