10: Lyric Caprices

Lyric Caprices for string bass and electronic tape was inspired by three locales in western Pennsylvania. The imagery of these places triggered musical correspondences and ideas in the composers mind:

  1. “Falling Water” — In designing this house in the mountain forests of Western Pennsylvania, Frank Lloyd Wright set his structure atop a waterfall and integrated his design with the locale’s natural beauty.
  2. Mt. Davis” — Mt. Davis’ summit, the highest point in Pennsylvania, overlooks serene mountain forests.
  3. “Laurel Hollow” — Adjoining the entrance to Laurel Caverns and sloping downwards from the top of Summit Mountain, the hollow teems with wildlife in its stagnant pools and dense thickets.