Dream Vapors offers a selection of orchestral works, presenting intense dreams, intangible perceptions, and musically evocative elaborations. These orchestral works place opposing emotional states side-by-side, juxtaposing them to form vulnerable gestures of tension and harmony.
“Tracing a Dream” by the New York composer, Rain Worthington, is a very tonal, captivating piece with a bit of mystical or Eastern flavor to it… This piece is, indeed, characterized by a flowing, dream like quality, utilizing wonderful wind solos and little bursts of color and imagery from the percussion and brass. – Daniel Coombs, Audiophile Audition
There is a deep interiority to this music, which seems directly in touch with a private dreamworld that the composer makes universal. ‘Tracing a Dream’, which flies into the listener’s imagination like a dark bird, reminds me of the poet Theodore Roethke’s ‘Night Crow: “Over the gulfs of dream/Flew a tremendous bird/Further and further away/ Into a moonless black/ Deep in the brain, far back.” – Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide