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Dark Skies

Solo violin and reverb

This project is supported by a grant from the Center for Humanities & the Arts at CU-Boulder, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Eileen Weiser EXCEL Fund at the University of Michigan, and our wonderful IndieGoGo contributors.

Program Note

Dark Skies was written for Weathering Steel, the Plein Air Sound Collective's debut album of site specific music, and recorded in May 2023 at the Tank Center for Sonic Arts in Rangely, Colorado. The Tank is an empty steel water cistern with extraordinary acoustic properties, including a natural decay reverb of up to forty seconds.

Rangely is remote, and the careful protection of its skies from light pollution has made it a haven for stargazing. Dark Skies celebrates the quiet brilliance of the night sky and those who strive to preserve it. It's a love letter to stargazing amongst friends, and protecting things that are special.

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