for solo cello
II. In flames
III. Night Sky
Imageries is a set of character pieces exploring some of the sonic and expressive capabilities of the cello. Composed for David Russell, they depict elements of the natural world; the vast majesty of the sea, the violence and devastation of wildfires, and the peaceful tranquility of night. I hope the piece will encourage listeners to reflect on the beauty of the world around them and act to protect it in the midst of climate change. (RS)
David Russell, cello. Mondavi Center (UC Davis) 2015.