About “Further Within”

“…"composer and musician Ryan Cockerham explains that his piece, titled "Further Within," is music that's designed to provoke not only a response to the music but to each individual's own situation. 

"I think of this album as music that's supposed to enable a process. Maybe that process is a personal reflection," he says, a journey of discovery to the depth of one's own psyche to contemplate: "What do we reveal when we look further into ourselves." 

The three movement work was inspired, in part, by a barren landscape photo taken by the composer's father in a portion of Big Bend National Park in Texas that juts right up against Mexico. Cockerham describes the rocky barren terrain as  "alien landscapes" that evoke a "Martian feel."

-KUAF Fayetteville AR