- for mixed chamber sextet
- 10' 00"
- piccolo/flute/alto flute, E flat clarinet, bass clarinet, bass trombone, cello, double bass
|Score (63k)||Pages 1-4, 47-50||© Ross Harris|
The Sleep of Reason takes its name from a print by Goya. While the resonances of the full quotation from Goya “The sleep of reason brings forth monsters” might be seen to have wide ranging political and religious implications today, one could just ask the question – is this a piece of music conceived and articulated without reason? and if so – is it a monster?
- SOUNZ Contemporary Award (2007)
The Sleep of Reason was a finalist in the 2007 SOUNZ Contemporary Award.