This piece is the first solo violin work I composed from start to finish, hence the No. 1 in the title. Over the past couple years it has evolved, becoming more complicated as my skills increased. Starting with a run up a single string and a left hand pizzicato (pluck) I use a variety or techniques that push me to constantly improve. I take great inspiration from the works of Antonio Vivaldi whose music is heard in the start of the video. As the work progresses I feel a stormy, cyclical push toward the height of the storm, constantly driving and increasing in intensity. The spiccato section spins faster and more intently until a sudden pause, but it's not done yet. The storm rises back up, building once more until the final notes spin out, finishing the piece definitively on a chord. I feel this is representative of a cyclone, something I was wary of from a young age growing up in Iowa. I was fortunate to find someone willing to let me film in the location, and by luck I found David Huber, the videographer. I had a lot of ideas and plans laid out, and David did a great job doing what I asked for and more. The extras are my friends, to whom I am extremely grateful. The thank you note goes out to everyone who helped me get to this stage in my life including family, teachers, friends, colleagues, and many others. Enjoy!