Into the Mist
flute & pre-recorded soundtrack
for Christopher Vaneman
(dur. 15 minutes)
This work for flute and electronic soundtrack was inspired by a mist shrouded hike through the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California. Ascending, we came upon remnants of an old demolished hotel. The mist, gently rolling over the landscape, gave the crumbling foundation the appearance of ancient ruins. Looking back, Los Angeles had completely disappeared, covered in a blanket of billowy clouds. Upon our descent, as the sun quickly dissipated the clouds, we were once again thrust into the bustle of city life.