Lucid Dream (2000)
for Clarinet, Cello, Percussion and Piano
Percussion Details: Vibraphone, 3 tom-toms,
2 suspended cymbals, woodblock – 1 player
Duration: 6 min
Commission: newEar contemporary chamber ensemble
Premiere: newEar contemporary chamber ensemble-May 18, 2000; Kansas City, MO
Program Note: Lucid dreaming can be defined as dreaming while knowing you are in the dream state. The dreamer realizes that the experiences that are occurring are not that of the physical reality, but rather a creation of the mind. In many ways, lucid dreaming and composing music can be seen as parallel experiences. Both involve conscious awareness and manipulation of subconscious motivators. “Lucid Dream” was written for newEar and premiered in May 2000. It represents a journey into my dream world, unexplainable, ever-changing, crazy, lush, even scary at times.