Thoughts on Gather Us In
I began on this project as a reaction to the pandemic. As we are not able to gather together in as large groups as in the past, I was moved to think about Marty Haugen’s piece, Gather Us In. His melody triggered a very different response in me than it had in the past and led to the series of variations you hear here with an insistent rhythm patterns always driving forward.
Richard Smith (Slamiszkis)