Rural Suburban Dreams


fullsizerender-1“Rural Suburban Dreams” is a simple homage to composer David Bernot’s hometown Gilbert Arizona. This constantly developing town retains its rural essence, even though much growth has occurred in the last 20-30 years. Since it is closest to the city of Phoenix, the town has increased in population and developed to become more like a suburb of Phoenix over the years. However, many functioning farms and older preserved buildings contrast with the efforts to modernize. While the two classifications are typically different, Gilbert really tends to emanate both rather than just one. With this as an inspiration, “Rural Suburban Dreams” uses melodies and harmonies that are both reminiscent of a country landscape and of modern implements. – David Bernot

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