Cycles of the Moon for Viola and Strings was written in my residency at Wildacres, May of 2010 In the mountains of North Carolina.  The skies were clear and the light of the moon was bright and strong. The native americans lived loved and died by the moon. The piece was premiered in spring of 2013 Conducted by Robert Brown with solo Violist Andrae Raffield and the string ensemble, The photos accompanying the piece are by artist Stephen Chesley, as part of Cica (Collaborative Interdisciplinary Art ) at USC, SC.