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Orion's Cradle Nebula

Approximately 11 minutes

The piece was begun when I was interested in the idea of cosmic dust, the primordial source of everything, gradually coalescing to form blocks of matter which became new planets. Orion's Cradle Nebula is one such place where planets are "born". This idea made a deep imaginative impression on me and suggested music which was dance-like, followed by intense movement, juxtaposed with moments of ethereal calm.

First performed by Cardiff Winds, 13 February 2016. Listen to a recording of this performance here:

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