I was honored by the Symbiotique Nonet's debut and performance of Stygian Gates. SG is of my lengthiest works yet, consisting of twelve episodes variously influenced by Schoenberg, Berg, Stravinsky, and Cage, wedded to a mix of improvisation in several contexts (chord changes, free, twelve tone rows, electronics). The May 7 ensemble was comprised of various friends and colleagues who I have played with over the years, and it has a marked twelve tone influence that I did my best to incorporate and develop. The inspiration was in part one of John Coltrane's greatest works, the "Meditations" suite, but this was instead inverted to a dark version (as in, a dark night of the soul) with themes drawn from Greek mythology, Jungian psychology, and alchemy. Seth Andrew Davis also debuted a new graphic work, Floating Sierpinski Triangle, with schemes and orderings of improvisation. In time, an audio recording will emerge (released TBD, but at least late 2022 if not 2023). I am deeply grateful to my colleagues for one of the most rewarding artistic nights of my career so far.