Birth of a Nebula
Birth of a Nebula is inspired by the mystery and beauty of outer space. Nebulae are born out of supernovas, the violent explosions of massive dying stars. Nebulae, in turn, eventually condense and become stars once again. This piece highlights the contrast between the sheer foreboding power of the ancient star and the ethereal nebula which it becomes. Even though these two characters couldn't be more different, each is born out of the other, and the music suggests the connections between them.
For solo piano, performed by Geoffrey Wilson.
Cover painting by by my sister, Erinn Komschlies.