Cerulealina Recording Supported by Nevada Arts Council


Duration: 8 minutes

I’m grateful for the support of a Nevada Arts Council Jackpot Grant to record my new composition Cerulealina for violin, cello, harp, 3 percussion and double bass.

Cerulealina was written for second album, featuring Ying Zhang (violin), Andy Smith (cello), Tim Jones, Gabriela Ordoñez Villalobos, Luc Brust (percussion), Emily Montoya Barnes (harp), and Geff Neuman (bass).

Cerulealina is an imaginary world glowing with various shades of blue light. I chose this instrumentation because I felt it best captured the essence of this dreamy place, inspired by my favorite color, cerulean blue. Throughout the composition, the instruments intertwine and communicate with each other, creating a beautiful, sparkly and evocative landscape filled with energy. Each player has their own feature/solo throughout, which is influenced by my interests in writing pieces that feature jazz instrumentalists.

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