This morning I successfully defended my dissertation “Red Wind for Soprano, Narrator, and Chamber Ensemble, Bass Cathedral for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble, Red Wind (Desert Remix) for Generative Software, and Form and Exhaustion in Pascal Dusapin’s Quad – In Memoriam Gilles Deleuze” at Duke University. My committee was co-chaired by John Supko and Stephen Jaffe, who were joined by Scott Lindroth and Bill Seaman. Huge thanks to them and to everyone who has supported me on my musical journey.