In “Spectratta,” the video companion to Sonatina for Violin and Piano “Parallel Plaid,” time literally stretches and compresses in ways very familiar to those affected by Autism SD and ADHD/ADD as they interact with the outside world. Hyper-focus and fluttery focus likewise interlock in a dance between parent and child. The sooner we realize that we are all on the spectrum, if only by our tiptoes, the more compassion, empathy and indeed celebration we can experience for the whole spectrum of neurodiversity.



Susan Maughlin Wood of Punchbeam Music, LLC is an award-winning composer of concert, game and film music who has begun stepping out as a filmmaker. As President of Seattle Composers Alliance, she has also juried film soundtracks for Local Sightings and Puget Soundtrack at the Northwest Film Forum.