Gonzo Variations – Hunter S. Thompson in memoriam for chamber orchestra (2010)
Fl-Ob-Cl-Bn/2 Hns-Tpt-Tbn/3 Perc/Pno/ElGtr/ElBass/Strings (at least 2 on a part)

Duration c. 15 minutes Commissioned and premiered by American Composers Orchestra, April 9, 2010, Carnegie/Zankel Hall, New York, NY, Jeffrey Milarsky – conductor.
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“Mr. Fiday’s “Gonzo Variations” honored Hunter S. Thompson with a cheeky clash of Stephen Foster’s “My Old Kentucky Home” and the Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit.” Punctuating the work’s earthy roil with a typewriter’s chatter and ping was novel and appropriate.” – New York Times

“Fiday knows what he’s doing and puts it across with contrast and vigor, making successful use of cross-pollinating techniques.” – Leslie Kandell, Notes on Notes