From the recording Colors of Flying
I composed this piece after hearing a few seconds of the song "Johanna" by Toumani Diabate in a documentary. I altered the rhythm of the bass arpeggios and added new melodies to create a work that celebrates all parents who unconditionally love, nurture, and support their children. "Les Piliers" can be translated from French as "The Pillars," and I dedicate this piece to Bill and Susan Ridenour, two of the best parents one can know. I love you.