Slumber and Quest
Slumber and Quest were originally composed for the sound installation,
Awakening: a journey through sound in four parts, a celebration of Spring, set in the formal gardens of
Greenbank House, just outside Glasgow, Scotland. The four component pieces were projected into different
areas of the garden, while listeners wondered around, inbibing a magical atmosphere that resulted from the
combination of music and surroundings. Slumber describes nature in a state of dormancy, a gathering
together of essential elements that will be needed for future growth. Attention is focused on the
concept of body. Anything external seems distant and remote; anything internal is intimate and integral.
Quest embodies the dynamic energy of growth: reaching upward, outward, and beyond; from darkness to light,
from coldness to warmth, and from form to the formless. Growing pains, as well as joys, are part and
parcel of the journey.