There Will Come Soft Rains

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This piece is, of course, based on Ray Bradbury’s story of the same name. After Bradbury’s death in June 2012, I decided to re-read "The Martian Chronicles," a collection of his short stories that chronicle the colonization of Mars and the subsequent destruction of Earth. This particular story, the penultimate in Bradbury’s book, focuses on the tasks an automated house continues to perform after its inhabitants are destroyed in a nuclear war. Nature and time progress unabated and the story ends with the house’s own destruction.

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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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