Immense thanks to: Jan Burton, for enabling the commissioning of the music for Circling the WavesOwen Zhou, for his extraordinary skill, artistry, and patience in recording, editing, and mastering the recordings, Harumi Rhodes, Erika Eckert, Carlo Caballero, and Steven Bruns for their support and guidance with this project; Katie, Melody, Sunbin, Phillip, Michael, and Phil, for so many beautiful conversations, through music and words; the University of Colorado Dean's Grant, for support with the production of the book; Michael Small, for helping with the book and website design; and Leslee Smucker, for all her help, inspiration, and friendship.

And to you, for giving your time to this conversation.