BLUE CATHEDRALI will never forget listening to this piece performed by the San Diego Symphony while sitting in the audience looking out across the reflecting pool that seemingly dropped off into the deep blue Pacific ... Salk Institute La Jolla CA.
... what a beautiful setting for stillness, for listening, for releasing
and emerging whole, refreshed, rejuevenated and sated ...
Here's what Jennifer has to say about her thoughts while composing this piece:
Blue ... like the sky. Where all possibilities soar. Cathedrals ... a place of thought, growth, spiritual expression ... serving as a symbolic doorway in to and out of this world.
Blue represents all potential and the progression of journeys. Cathedrals represent a place of beginnings, endings, solitude, fellowship, contemplation, knowledge and growth.
As I was writing this piece, I found myself imagining a journey through a glass cathedral in the sky. Because the walls would be transparent, I saw the image of clouds and blueness permeating from the outside of this church. In my mind's eye the listener would enter from the back of the sanctuary, floating along the corridor amongst giant crystal pillars, moving in a contemplative stance. The stained glass windows' figures would start moving with song, singing a heavenly music. The listener would float down the aisle, slowly moving upward at first and then progressing at a quicker pace, rising towards an immense ceiling which would open to the sky .. as this journey progressed, the speed of the traveler would increase, rushing forward and upward. I wanted to create the sensation of contemplation and quiet peace at the beginning, moving towards the feeling of celebration and ecstatic expansion of the soul, all the while singing along with that heavenly music ...
This is a story the commemorates living and passing through places of knowledge and of sharing and of that song called life.