Image by Raph Howald

"The wind dances softly

and the air whispers,

echoes of ages past.


Grant me a moment of golden embers grasping at leaves,

towering trees that twist and writhe amongst the ruins.


Sacred Sanctuary,

where stories of old bask in sobering truth,

and allow our countless questions to slumber,


Barefoot on the forest floor, bathed in life,




Rest in nature's grace"

© 2020 Smashing Ivory Productions LLC

Written, Performed, and Produced by C. A. Worden

Interested in Performing "sacred ruins"?
In Partnership with
the Bremerton WestSound Symphony

We hope you enjoy this virtual performance by sequestered members of Bremerton WestSound Symphony and Chorale.


The coronavirus pandemic has serious ramifications for the future of live music. The orchestra and chorale are unable to meet, rehearse, perform, or sell tickets. This critical lack of revenue now will impact our ability to perform concerts into next season.


Live music has the power to lift the human spirit but at this time we must depend on the generosity of people like you to continue playing.


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No amount is too small to make a difference.


San Juan Sinfonietta

for chamber ensemble

This work depicts a sailboat departing in dense fog from the Port of Bellingham in Northern Washington State. The fog clears and the passengers see the expanse of waves against the horizon, the birds flying in the skies above, and the sound of whales heard in the waters below. The journey comes to a conclusion as the boat approaches an island at dusk to drop anchor for the night in a lively port town. Finally, the scenery of the landscape is in full view, and the sun sets on the picturesque, forested San Juan Islands.


for piano, violin, and cello

“O let not Time deceive you,

You cannot conquer Time.

In the burrows of the Nightmare

Where Justice naked is,

Time watches from the shadow

And coughs when you would kiss.

In headaches and in worry

Vaguely life leaks away,

And Time will have his fancy,

To-morrow or to-day.”


-As I Walked Out One Evening

W.H. Auden



for piano, clarinet, and cello

I am extremely fortunate to have hundreds of hours of my childhood recorded, and I have watched each video so many times that they are all committed to memory. 

In writing Refuge, I wanted to reflect on the blessing of being able to relive my childhood over and over, and that it is always a place I can return to if I ever feel lost. 



The Rose Quartet

for string quartet

 I explore the speech patterns, behavior, and overwhelming possibilities of three subjects using the symbolism of roses from a psychic reading. 

They Leave Us

for solo piano


Sunken Diaries

for solo piano


The Cat in the Foyer

for solo piano


Exile on the High Seas

for string quartet


Guests After Midnight

for percussion duo


Leaving Belfast

for string trio


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