(...) a long box, inspired by the Zen temple gardens of Kyoto, is filled with coarse sand and raked with three precisely parallel lines. These lines, together with the edges of the box, become the five lines and four spaces of a musical staff, and play host to a succession of male skulls. These skulls become the musical notes, and have the marks for sharp or flat in the center of their foreheads. A sound sculpture accompanies the piece, and is an integral part to it. It was composed on the basis of the initial placement of the skulls, arranged from a purely visual perspective, and its music rises to a crescendo, with the chanting of male voices, just before an audible sigh of relief, as the sun rises.