Eye of Miranda
for women's choir (SSAA) and piano
words by Rhea Rose
Eye of Miranda celebrates the mysteries of our own solar system and the scientific endeavors that bring humanity closer to these mysteries. The piece is an ode to Uranus's enigmatic moon Miranda, whose icy surface is known to us only from the images captured by Voyager 2 in 1986. Inspired by these images, the poem explores the contrast between Miranda's dark, empty present and its cataclysmic past--full of volcanic activity and meteoric collisions--as revealed by its scarred, surreal landscapes.
Audio file created electronically using Virharmonic Soloists of Prague.