Drift grew out of a melody I wrote a while back when I was asked to compose some music for a production of King Lear. One of my main efforts in this piece was to maintain a mysterious, haunting mood, and I've also tried to use rhythmic pauses to greater effect here than I have in other pieces. Drift has a smaller sibling, called "Glide," which is a short Etude spawned by one of the passages in Drift. Glide is available as a free download.
Drift has been recorded on Valerie Hartzell's CD release, "Ex, Tenebris Lux."
Listen to Valerie's performances of Drift and interviews on:
KUHA 91.7 FM: "The Front Row."
and KUHF 88.7 FM: "The Front Row." Drift begins about 2 minutes into the program:
An interview with Valerie about her CD can be found at the Washington Times
Valerie's CD, "Ex Tenebris Lux," can be purchased through Amazon or at: