Reflections in a Gasoline Rainbow

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"Reflections in a Gasoline Rainbow" is about loss and grief. It begins with solitary, synthesized droplets, leading into a reflective passage for bansuri. As the piece progresses, other instruments are introduced that briefly form contrapuntal lines before fading away. The melodic lines gradually morph and change, becoming more and more blurred, while also forming contrapuntal parts. After a brief period of respite, the droplet sounds return, guiding the piece back to the lonely notes it started on. The title is, in part, from Robert Pinsky's poem "Impossible to Tell."

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from Concrete Oasis, released September 9, 2016

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Benjamin R. Fuhrman Lansing, Michigan

Benjamin R. Fuhrman is a composer based in Lansing, Michigan. He studied composition at Michigan State University with Ricardo Lorenz and Mark Sullivan, and violin performance at Hope College with Mihai Craioveanu.

his works have been performed throughout the world.

He is currently serving on the faculty at the MSU Community Music School, Mott Community College, and Oakland University.
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