Programme note "When memories come back to you, you sometimes feel as if you were looking at the past through a glass mountain" W. G. Sebald Through Glass Mountains is a set of five pieces that explore concepts of mimesis, memory, and borrowed materials. The five movements that make up Through Glass Mountains are based on arias by the English composer Henry Purcell and evoke various memory concepts including false memory, layers of memory, distortion, embellished, and suppressed memory; as well as nostalgia and allusion. The narrative for the whole piece is one of bringing the source material from deep inside the work (inaudible) to the surface; a process which is complete by the end of movement V. In addition to a mimetic æsthetic, the melodic and harmonic material of the piece employs altered harmonic series (series that do not occur in the natural world). Individual movements can be performed separately or as part of the whole unified work. The work was written between 2009 and 2013.