|Numinous The Music of Joseph C. Phillips Jr.|
The Gates of the Wonder-Wheel Open (2009)
commissioned by University of Maryland Wind Ensemble, Dr. L. Richmond Sparks, director, and Kappa Kappa Psi fraternity, Gamma Xi chapter, College Park, Maryland
The title comes from Carl Sagan’s rewording of a sentence from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick: “By reason of these things, then, the whaling voyage was welcome; the great flood-gates of the wonder-world swung open…” This sentence describes how, for Ishmael, the sea voyage is a gateway to the future, to new and unknown adventures.
Thanks and credit to all the original photos on this website to: David Andrako, Concrete Temple Theatre, Marcy Begian, Ed Lefkowicz, Donald Martinez, Kimberly McCollum, Geoff Ogle, Joseph C. Phillips Jr., Andrew Robertson, Viscena Photography, Jennifer Wohrle, Carolyn Wolf. The Numinous Changing Same CD design artwork by DM Stith. Contact for photo credit and information on specific images.