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I wrote Lullaby Haze during the crazy first months after my daughter was born, in a wild state of exhaustion and joy. It was a surreal experience and state of being. The piece depicts the various emotions that tangle together and interrupt each other suddenly in those first months. In no order: joy, panic, gratitude, marvel, terror, peace, inner joy, fear, hope, sadness, inadequacy, excitement, anger, amazement, disbelief, and overwhelming love.


The piece is divided into several sections, some of which return. Their transitions are smooth and sometime not.


Mallets: 4 medium, 1 medium hard

Metallic thimbles (2): middle fingers

Pitched gongs: F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#

Chinese opera gong

Gina Ryan - Lullaby Haze

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