I've almost stopped posting at NS, so I thought I should post a creation before I disappear altogether http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080812/...y2o2UFQlGs0NUE
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Lunch Break at Central Park
11:55 of repetitious monotony for full GPO Orchestra.
The "inspiration" for this work was my fall "vacation" to San Diego to dry out a little. When I returned, I headed to our local John Brown's beach and tried to detox among the Pacific swells smashing among the rocks with eagles, ravens and various sea birds flying overhead. I found the over stimulation of busy-ness, of fast driving cars, and throngs of peoples and entertainments was not so easy to purge. So it was on that beach that this monotonous pieces was conceived. My mind drifted to an imagined New York City and the attempts of an office worker trying to find a little peace during a Lunch Break at Central Park, and of course, not succeeding ...