Dreams Laid DownPosted: January 9, 2014
I. Swirl of Finches (Alan Rinehart)
III. Wind Musician
V. If Nothing Else
VI. Dreams Laid Down
Written in 2012 for Alan Rinehart, six movements, ca. 15 minutes.
Alan requested that the music be related to poems by his wife, Janice Notland, from her wonderful collection “Dreams Laid Down.” I chose six poems that alternate between shorter, lighter texts, and longer more serious ones, and the music follows this pattern. It was a real pleasure to work with such wonderful, colorful, evocative and heartfelt poems, and I’m grateful to Alan and Janice for trusting me with such a personal project.