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Alchemy in Silent Spaces for symphony orchestra

June 2, 2006

I’m finally back from New York, and have the time and internet access to post. Unfortunately, blogger is misbehaving right now, and keeps losing the connection, so I’m going to post the recording for now and deal with pictures later. It’s a single file containing all three movements, so it’s a bit large.

Now, before you dive in, some points:

1) The piece is 23 minutes long, thus the 28 Mb file size (if you’re on dialup, start downloading now so you’ll get to listen to it tomorrrow)
2) It’s extraordinarily quiet for the first 3 minutes or so, as well as throughout Mvt. II, so if you’re listening on standard computer monitors, or there’s any ambient noise, it’s really not worth it. If you’re in a car, don’t even bother. (Of course, if you’re reading this website while driving a car, then a) “cool,” and b) “stop.”)
3) Turn the volume up. UP. No, a little further…yeah, that’s it. Just under 11. Perfect.

Seriously, the piece has a large dynamic range, and that’s the point. I recommend high-end headphones in a quiet and dark room with all phones and such turned off. I know I sound like a diva…but really, this piece needs that kind of environment. 😉

Ok, enough. Here it is:

Alchemy in Silent Spaces for symphony orchestra.


PS Juilliard has released the concert to NPR, so it may be broadcast on “Performance Today” at some point in the near future. If I find out when, I will of course make it known…