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Whispering Voices (2006)

for harp
duration: 7 min.
Commissioned by Gretchen Van Hoesen
Premiered by Gretchen Van Hoesen (December 10, 2006)


Whispering Voices, commissioned by Gretchen Van Hoesen, is a set of eight characteristic pieces. The movements are rather short, but are connected to each other by the theme of night. I imagined eight different characters representing different aspects of nighttime. As a child, I grew up in a quiet rural town of 750 people. During the night I would hear all sorts of natural soundsthe wind, animals or whispering voices from afar- that would stir my imagination. This work is a musical memory of those nighttime experiences.