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HOCKET's #what2020soundslike features works by 50 composers commissioned in 2020 to write a 45 second piece, inspired by events, thoughts or feelings during the Covid-19 pandemic. Miller's "BGA (Breonna, George & Ahmaud" is a quiet memorial to Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, taking the first letter of these individuals first names as musical notes.
Nic Gerpe's The Makrokosmos 50 Project is album celebrating the 50th anniversary of the composition of George Crumb's Makrokosmos I. Gerpe's performance of Crumb's work is accompanied by 12 short compositions commissioned by Gerpe, each written in response to one of the 12 movements of Crumb's work. This album features Miller's The Celestial Crown, written in response to Crumb's "Night Spell," quoting the Appalachian hymn, "Will There Be Any Stars in My Crown."