Trail of Stars (harp solo)
(Duration 6 mins)
One of my favorite characteristics of nighttime photography is the ability to capture star trails. Taken over long hours, these images show paths in the night sky of stars moving relative to the earth. This piece plays with elements of time, improvisation and repetition to mirror the meditative serenity of these long-exposure shots, juxtaposed with moments of sharpness for the stars’ brilliant arcs of motion.
Trail of Stars was written for harpist Alison Bjorkedal, and was originally written as part of the cantata We Look to the Stars commissioned by Los Angeles Opera.