Cello solo written for french cellist Séverine Ballon.
The inscription at the head of the score reads as follows:
"The complexes of ice locked in orbit about Saturn circumscribe the planet both forward and back relative to the direction of planet's rotation. The aftereffects of the planet's formation and the dynamics of its still-uncounted moons combine to determine the vagaries of the paths followed by the millions of particles comprising the planet's rings. What silvery halo must illuminate the passing of even the smallest of these pieces of frozen sky? What sky-bound brilliance must be locked into the equatorial plane of the planet cutting through the otherwise space-dark expanse of its nights?"
The video here is the premiere. Given by Séverine Ballon at the Conservatoire national supérieur in Lyon in October 2013.
Comments and requests for score are welcome.