In 1995 the Hubble Space Telescope took a unique picture: a tiny bit of the sky with a bewildering assortment of at least 3000 galaxies at various stages of evolution.

The impact of this image on Eric Whitacre was so great that he translated it into a new and very unusual work, titled Deep Field. The clouds of orchestral sound flowing into each other are like the strange but beautiful gas clouds many light years away.

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Eric Whitacre • Water Night (1995)
Eric Whitacre • Equus (2000)
Jonathan Newman • Blow It Up, Start Again (2011)
Eric Whitacre • The River Cam (2011)
Aaron Copland • Quiet City (1940)
Eric Whitacre • Songs of Immortality (2010)
Eric Whitacre • Deep Field (2015)

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