Enchanted Rock (2012)
for solo percussion. Composed for Carlos Camacho.
"Enchanted Rock" is inspired by the ancient natural dome of the same name in central Texas. This peculiar, mystical place has been a source of mystery and tales for centuries. My own favorite story is that of the Spanish priest who became lost on the dome and fell into a crevasse that - he later claimed - was a portal to spirit realm. This work is a study for a larger project on that theme.
The work is dedicated to percussionist Carlos Camacho for whom it was written.