for piccolo

c. 5 minutes

Programme Note

Vault is based on Ted Chiang’s science fiction noveletta Tower of Babylon.

The story follows the Hillalum, a miner from Elam who has been made work on the Tower of Babylon; it is a large brick structure that has been under construction for longer than anyone can remember. At the top of the tower Hillalum is to mine through the ceiling of the world and through the Vault of Heaven to discover Yahweh’s creation.

He travels forever upwards, until eventually he discoveres what is beyond the vault.

Vault is composed for Hannah Foster.