Solo for Three is a soliloquoy full of internal conflict, voiced for three strongly contrasting instruments. Intense dramatic utterances alternate with echoes and ruminations, themselves often punctuated or interrupted by contrasting ideas. Originally drafted as an essay in creating a single line out of the disparate materials of violin and percussion, the work took on a new life and rhetorical direction when Roger Reynolds suggested opening "windows" looking out onto other sonic perspectives - and oddly, both of us immediately thought of the trumpet.