Solaria is a room built of glass, leaving the composer fully exposed allowing her to re-evaluate herself at this stage of her life. To do so genuinely, she must flee the space and into the darkness between sunset and the sunrise. The composition connotates that we are all equal under the sun, no matter where we come from and what position in life we carry.
The worship of the sun and solar energy is prominent throughout the composition, as the composer creates meditative spaces to attune her mind, body, spirit; and to pray. The composer believes that through the healing power of the sun she can cleanse her mind of sabotaging thoughts and yet also embrace the balance of all things: the contrasts between darkness and light, good and evil, shadows and the sun. These meditative transcendental spaces are the much-needed rest between the battles she fights. Throughout the piece, the composer asks herself of the purpose and meaning of her life and what she can do to become a better human being. With sunset comes the anxious preparation for the day to come - what can I do to be ready?
The night is restless and filled with emotions, taking her on the journey deep within in and out into the world; from the deepest darkest gloom to the bright light of faith and love, as she flies in the sky and up above the beauty of her homeland. “I must believe the good, it is the only way!” In darkness through the night, she finds comfort - when everyone is asleep - this is when she soars through the universe far and wide, in search of her truth, inspiration and new discoveries. “I feel that in the dark we learn how to truly listen. Making music is 100% about listening - if you are not making sound, but you are actively and deeply listening - you are contributing to the conversation.” With sunrise comes great relief - she has made it through the soul-searching journey; now bathing in the warm sunlight she feels what she believed to be true all along. Now is time for battle! The composition concludes with the composer returning to her glass entrapment, then breaking the glass – as a symbol of freeing herself from the limelight and by doing so - destroying the boundaries between herself and her surroundings. This conclusion has a dual meaning: on one side she is free from the boundaries to become herself, yet on another she is now vulnerable to the influence of the outside reality. The main point the artist is making through the composition is that we human beings live in balance between the two: our inner strength, and the influence from the outward – at the point of them meeting where we make vital decisions - and once we achieve that balance, true growth can take place.