Three Apparitions at Twilight
Photo taken in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, 2020
for harp and 19 players (2021)
i. "a lot to answer for"
ii. "for what it's worth"
iii. "a long way from..."
This piece was loosely inspired by a series of reflections I had last year, months into the pandemic, on the idea of memory. Following three particular dreams, I found myself pondering on the ways in which we remember immediate experiences, and consequently the way those recollections change with time. Each of the three movements was initially informed by a particular sentiment that permeated such reflections, and this provided the foundation upon which I could craft a musical narrative.
Three Apparitions at Twilight was commissioned by Tim Weiss and the Contemporary Music Ensemble, and written for harpist Hannah Allen.