A trip this weekend took me to the Valley of Fire in Nevada, a dramatic landscape of red, pink, and yellow sandstone, chaparral and cholla cactus, and petroglyphs etched in desert varnish. This experience seeped into this soundscape inspired both by nature's wildness – in works composed by Mason Bates, Fjóla Evans, and John Luther Adams – and the ancient spiritualism that sought protection and power from those forces – expressed in music by by Erin Gee, Hildegard von Bingen, and Meredith Monk. Enjoy!
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