This 14 minute work explores the boundaries between clarity and cognitive dissonance. Moments of poignant tonality emerge from swathes of darkness. The music of “Beacon” - composed alongside Jeannine Wagar - is a sonic representation of a volatile plummet into the human psyche.
The idea of an “inner voyage” through music has long been an interest to me. In many of my works, I have tried to create unique rituals through which an individual can begin a routine exercise in self-exploration.
“Beacon” is much more of a maximalist approach to this idea than I have taken before. That being said, the experience of creating this music and the resulting product definitely captured my attention and imagination.