This piece was commissioned by The Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine at the Mayo Clinic for their “Music for Mayo” Carillon Music Series.
This piece was inspired by the process of loss and acceptance. The music works to reconcile the differences between a persistent ostinato and freer, wave-like gestures. Competing materials drift against each other, merge, and condense before ultimately dissipating peacefully. The amorphous harmonic language represents clouds of bells which collide and blur into each other. Cloudlands: a place of dreams, of ‘impractical speculation’, of unreal skies.
This piece will be premiered by Austin Ferguson in September 2022.