Shredding Glass began as an immediate cathartic response to the events and images of September 11, 2001.
It was not until several years had passed that I was able to reconcile some moments of private transcendence into my recollections and thus complete the work.
To me this piece represents the essence of an emotional remembrance of how a sense of time and timelessness unfolded while coping with the realization, heartbreak and impact of this catastrophic event.
I believe the music is ultimately about transcendence and hope that and that it may touch the hearts of others who have similarly experienced the devastating consequences of politically motivated aggressions and tragedies.
This music is in a world of its own. It has an original voice and is quite specific in what it has to say. …This is a very beautiful work, which weaves intricate patterns of sound in an hallucinogenic haze. It’s beautifully orchestrated, the material is well handled and it creates a dreamscape of exquisite allure. There are no heroes here, just we impotent onlookers. – Bob Briggs, MusicWeb-International