I went back and listened to my output for 2010 last night, and one piece stood out for its stubborn opacity. That would be, of course, the SATB a capella piece Phoenix, set to a stubbornly opaque text by Marc Honea. Of course.
Here it is in its piano version: Phoenix
There’s something to it, after all. I listened to it twice to make sure. I’m thinking I should arrange that for orchestra, just cut out the human voice altogether. It would certainly keep me from finishing the cello sonata. It would give me some practice in orchestration as well.