‘Oh, night more lovely than the dawn…’
(John of the Cross)
This piece was conceived as a sonic journey through real and imaginary nocturnal landscapes using as a timbral framework the wide palette of percussive and tonal sounds of a Javanese gamelan orchestra. Various kinds of recordings of individual gamelan percussion instruments were used as a basis to develop an organic sonic framework where natural and synthesised sounds were blended and contrasted with nocturnal wildlife field recordings carried out in Chile, Mexico and England. This piece was composed during a residency at the Mexican Centre for Music and Sound Arts (CMMAS) and recentrly premiered at the 2016 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.