- Instrumentation: scored for orchestra 3(III=pic).3.3.2.cbn - 188.8.131.52 - timp.perc (3) - hrp - cel - strings
- Duration: 11 minutes
- Completed: 2006
Celestial Spaces is the first in a trilogy of orchestral pieces inspired by Hubble Space Telescope photographs. The image that inspired this work is dubbed Hubble Deep Field (seen below) and represents a very small portion of the night sky--one 24-millionth of the entire sky to be exact. In the image, there are thousands of objects, nearly all are individual galaxies, each with billions of stars and, probability dictates, billions more planets. The sheer immensity of these numbers inspired the sonic quality of the piece, which attempts to translate this intellectual awe into an emotional response.