The Universe Symphony
duration: 20 minutes (incomplete)
written in: 2015
commissioned by: 42nd Parallel
"We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
I was asked by 42nd Parallel to write a piece for their Spring concert. I decided to write a small symphony. Paying homage to the great American composer/my personal hero, Charles Ives, I took his idea of The Universe Symphony. I read the writings of Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, and Neil deGrasse Tyson to get a concept of Spacetime.
I still barely understand it, but fuck it. This was a wonderful piece to experience writing.