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.
Yet Still Night for orchestra plays out the dichotomy of outward naiveté/underlying sophistication on a larger scale. You first think this is a lullaby, rocking back and forth between D-flat and B-flat in quarter notes that wander around the orchestra. But this is an urban lullaby, and the nocturnal world intrudes in growing chromatic lines and thickening textures. – Kyle Gann, Chamber Music magazine