The Last Question (2011)


     Inspired by the Isaac Asimov short story from which it takes its title, this work began as a contemplation of entropy through the exploration of the sounds resulting from breaking and broken glass.  However, attempts to set these sounds in an entropic context proved frustrating. Instead, the work turns to the art of glass-blowing as the source of its narrative. Thereby, affording its composer an appreciation for the genesis of the glass by examining its chaotic end, inadvertently echoing Asimov's story.


    (**The Last Question is also available on the 2011 University of Illinois release "Measures of Change")


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