Special thanks to organizations and individuals who helped make this project and recording possible:
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music; the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University; The Cal Poly Pomona Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Grant and Provost’s Award; Frank and Berta Gehry, Piano Spheres, Vicki Ray, Nathaniel Kahn, Dana Berman Duff, Giovanna Joyce Imbesi, Anthony Murphy, Copland House, AVAM, Chris Roberts-Antieau, The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, Government of Ireland National Monuments Service Photographic Unit, Teresa McWilliams, Brenda and Ed Hayward, Michael Jung, Tom Flaherty, Becky Billock, Grant Smith, mom, chmom; at Cal Poly Soraya M. Coley, Sylvia Alva, Iris Levine, Sharon Hilles, Peter Yates, Carol Keating, Teresa Kelly, Will Wright-Hooks, MediaVision; on tour New Music Gathering, Bargemusic, Boston Court, Beverly Hills International Music Festival, Bill Alves, Ian Dicke, Inna Faliks, Kirill Gliadkovsky, Anne LeBaron, Pamela Madsen, Bill Vestal, Ruth Hertz Weber. Special thanks to all the folks at Skywalker, and to George Lucas for creating such a spiritually nourishing place to create projects like this. And to whatever it was in Lake Ewok that brushed up against us like a dianoga, but let us go.
Thank you to all the composers for your generous help in all aspects of this project, to the producers for your insight, wisdom, and enthusiasm, and to all the performers for your inspiring collaboration! This recording is dedicated to my sons Mondy and Ace, who inspire and challenge me every day, and to my husband Barry Werger-Gottesman, my muse and the creative force behind all my projects!