photo credit Colleen Morgan
Anna Webber - Tenor Saxophone
Daniel Fisher-Lochhead - Alto Saxophone
deVon Russell Gray - retuned keyboards
Will Mason - drums, compositions

“Hemlocks, Peacocks” is an evening-length, multi-movement composition by Will Mason. It draws inspiration from LaMonte Young’s “Well Tuned Piano,” from the Joan Mitchell painting “Hemlock,” and from the Wallace Stevens poem “Domination of Black,” which inspired Mitchell.

The composition was recorded in May 2024 in Cole Memorial Chapel at Wheaton College, and will be released January 10 2025 on New Focus Recordings.