Program Notes
"Vesper" is named after the idea of the evening bell, or vesper bell. The work uses short points of sound, primarily bell tones, balanced with silence to create a greater sense of space around the audience. This space is torn down as the piece continues. Points of sound coalesce into longer gestures, invading on the silence, while density increases and disrupts listeners' sense of space. At the end, what was torn down is rebuilt and serves as a reminder of the beginning.

Biographical Sketch
Carolyn Borcherding is a Graduate Assistant at Western Michigan University pursuing a master’s degree in music composition and has studied with Christopher Biggs and David Colson. She assists with teaching both music theory and electronic music classes, and gives one-on-one lessons to electronic composition students. Having a fascination with fiction literature, she often writes music that conveys a story, place, or character. Her compositional interests involve both acoustic and electroacoustic styles with experimental timbres and post-tonal harmonies.

Performer Biographical Sketch