Spectre Scenes – orchestra, 10' | | timp.3perc | hp.pno | str

“Spectre Scenes” comes from an experience I had living in an extremely haunted part of Southern Massachusetts. When I think back on that time, the memories that arise are almost always biased toward that haunting – the images are very movie-like, and in turn, so is this piece.

“Spectre Scenes” follows the path of a disembodied soul, one that is trapped within this plane of existence by some tremendous grief. Reliving the terrible events of its demise over and over, the spectre haunts its space. Slowly its shape – its leftover humanness – comes into focus. The spectre tells the story of its grief, and with this release it is freed of its horror and vanishes into the ether.

score excerpt