Into the Mist
flute & pre-recorded soundtrack
for Christopher Vaneman
(dur. 15 minutes)
Descent from Into the Mist available on Phat Yak Records
Inspired by a hiking trip through the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California, this work dates from a time when I was writing and producing pop & rock. On that cool summer morning the foothills were shrouded in a veil of mist and as we ascended, came upon the remnants of a demolished hotel. The eeriness of the mist, gently rolling over the landscape, made the crumbling blocks of the old concrete foundation appear like ancient ruins. As I looked back, Los Angeles had completely disappeared, covered in a blanket of billowy clouds. Upon our descent, as the warm sun quickly dissipated the clouds, we were once again thrust into the bustle of city life.