timber is a macabre and hallucinatory look into the forest. The piece begins with a mysterious and dark harmonic palette which represents dawn and awakening. The harmonies brighten, as more daylight is revealed, and lead into a new section marked by falling chords. The chords fall like trees, more intricately after the other leading into a slow build of string pizzicatos surging upward. The final section finally bursts open with a jazzy flare and quickly evaporates into a dreamlike state as the temple blocks remind us of the falling chords.
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