Hollows out of time (2018)
Prepared piano and string quartet. 40:00.
Hollows out of time takes it’s title from the venue for which it was composed, Lagavulin, meaning “hollow of the mill,” and is at the same time a nod to my teacher Roger Reynolds, who’s haunting string orchestra piece “Whispers out of time” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. I composed the prepared piano part first, and then added layers of strings, which sometimes echo the piano, and other times reference blues, film noir, Baroque and other styles.
Hollows was commissioned by Bruce and Jocelyn Wolfe, whose support and friendship has been an ongoing inspiration.