I began writing Drop/Lift in 2016 while I lived in Vienna. At the time I was incredibly inspired by Bartok and Ligeti, and so the original title of the piece was Mikro Atmos. After the piece was accepted to be performed at June in Buffalo in 2019, however, I had a change of heart. I knew that I needed to edit the piece, and I am no longer a big fan of homage, so I chose a more descriptive title of the piece. The piece was premiered at June in Buffalo in 2019 by the talented Irvine Arditti.