on Southern monuments, myths, and histories
for mezzo-soprano, wind ensemble, wind quintet, archival sound and film 
by David Kirkland Garner


I started this blog in December, 2017 when I began the research that eventually became this piece (and website!). Since then I have posted updates on the piece and with information on the research I was doing. A lot of the information on recent posts is now found with some updates on the research page of this site. I will continue to post with updates on the rehearsal process and performance, and in to the future as the work develops  and takes on a life of its own!

April 23, 2018

Well, it has been a while since my last post. This is not due to lack of work and research into this big project, however. Since my last post in December I have been listening and reading, allowing myself to wander with my research. I am grateful to have this semester off from teaching so t...

December 4, 2017

Since my initial post I have been doing quite a bit of background research, trying to get closer to establishing the materials, themes, references, and form of my new work for wind ensemble, video, & electronics titled "Pedestals" or perhaps "Empty Pedestals." It is looking like the subject...

November 16, 2017

Hello! This site will serve as the website for a large-scale new work I am developing and a blog where I write about and document my (hopeful) progress. In short, I received a grant from the University of South Carolina to create a concert-length BIG piece for wind ensemble, playback, and f...

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