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Celestial Illusions, Silver Reflections

Synthesized Sound
Artwork by the Composer
23 minutes | 1983

Recorded on Zyode compact disc DS1004

"Bright Star of Innocence"
"A Gift of Wishes"
"Mirage"
"Beneath the Clouds"
"Spray of Light; Afterglow"

The title of this work refers to the passing of youthful innocence and naivete. These qualities are replaced gradually, and not without some pain, by successive stages of awareness. The music is made up of traditional harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic patterns, and several of the synthesized sounds resemble familiar instruments (such as human whistling). One hundred sixty visual images on bright backgrounds accompany the music. They range from delicate, pale shadings to bold crystalline structures.