Markowski's breakthrough composition, Shadow Rituals (19203100), was the unanimous winner of the first Frank Ticheli Composition Contest in 2006. He returns full force with this band work, Instinctive Travels -- a seven-minute musical excursion. This brisk and bustling excapade will propel an audience through defibrillating rhythms, indulgent mood swings, and a kaleidoscope of instrumental colors.
Drawn from the composer's participation in various performing and creative arts, Markowski's works are filled with captivated storytelling, and therefore it is with no suprise that Instinctive Travels evokes joyful euphoria, excitable anticipation, laughter and giddiness, and heroic exhilaration. It is a work that will resonate with today's audiences due to its cross-generational influences. In addition, Markowski's knack for melding music, performance, literature and communication, will keep them coming back for more.