Impossible Dream issues forth from a world beyond the present and into a realm where intimations of mortality and the after death are communicated through pure instrumental sounds. As the rigid confines of convenient earthly perceptions vanish, so too, the musical boundaries extend. When that commonly known tonality is disrupted, one senses a new emotional code in which time is suspended. Eyes closed, an uninhibited mind will find here an amazing virtual reality. Describing the Compact Disc's main piece, Peter Ware's string octet, Kabah, commissioned for the Pan American Games Art Festival, Joseph McLellan of the Washington Post writes: ";An exotically evocative piece with eerie harmonics, long held notes and often sparse harmonies conveying a sense of vast emptiness and antiquity." Featuring the CCM Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by Gerhard Samuel, this recording opens with Samuel's Nocturne on an Impossible Dream for mixed chamber ensemble and also includes Richard Smoot's Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra.