The Longest and Shortest Days

by Cheryl E. Leonard

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An improvisation on the Ringing Rocks of Butte Montana recorded near Summer Solstice together with kelp flutes played a day after Winter Solstice. The piece was colored by both memories of beautiful times and sorrow for the current state of the world. Dedicated to my parents, Janet and William Leonard.


released January 5, 2017



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Cheryl E. Leonard San Francisco, California

Cheryl E. Leonard is a composer, performer and instrument builder. Over the last decade she has focused on investigating sounds, structures, and objects from the natural world. Leonard’s works cultivate stones, wood, water, ice, sand, shells, feathers and bones as musical instruments in compositions that reveal unique voices hidden within these materials. ... more

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