As Close to Peace as You Can Get is a piece for solo violin originally written for Maximilian Haft. It focuses on two types of sections that trade back and forth. One is soft, gentle, the pitches are close together and drawn out. The other is fast, abrupt, and with pitches that leap around quite a bit. As the piece goes on, the differences between the two blur somewhat. Towards the end of the piece, the soft music of the beginning is no longer quite at peace with itself, there now being tension introduced. Leaving the performer as close to peace as we will get.