Lonely Nights

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Self-confessed nocturnal hermit Brian Skiff, discoverer of countless asteroids and a dozen comets, reflects upon the night sky and his isolated working conditions in this impressionistic sound portrait, set against the eerie backdrop of the Arizona mountains. The sounds of the night - howling coyotes, bugling elks and chorusing frogs - are interwoven with the heavy machinery of the telescope motors and domes in a richly layered musical mosaic.