Sea Without a Shore
First Performance: $400
Each Performance Thereafter: $250
“Sea Without a Shore evokes infinite vastness reaching in all directions toward horizons that move when we move. The sea is an ancient emblem for limitless potential; it may be seen as a symbol for was Buddhists call emptiness. And this composition opens with a stretch of total silence within which gradually is heard the growing, whirring vibration of a bronze Tibetan prayer bowl. Other sounds slowly emerge – thuds and crackles and gongs – and then strings and winds and a trumpet organize into the texture growing out of a melodic figure as simple as Bach theme for “The Art of Fugue.” Within emptiness, substance organizes and permutes and complexifies and crescendos before snapping again into emptiness.
… On first listen, it sounded very much like a masterpiece.”
Marcel Smith, The Nashville Scene