Acrophobia was commissioned by Matthew Angelo, Alyssa Hoffert, and Mary Matthews. Mary and Matthews have had an ongoing collaboration with the composer and performing with Alyssa Hoffert. This project brings the four together on a project for the first time.
Acrophobia is the fear of heights, which is something the composer has been working on overcoming. They last couple of trips the composer took with Mary and Matthew have included trails at the Grand Canyon, the Rocky Mountains, and Chautauqua Park Trailhead, in Boulder, Colorado. The piece illustrates the anxiety and vertigo that the composer feels when she finds she has pushed herself out of her comfort zone.