Elementary (2013)

for orchestra

Instrumentation:

2, 2, 2, 2 - 4, 2, 3, 1, 2 percussion + timpani, harp, strings

Duration: ca. 10'

Premiere:

TBC Composers Orchestra ::: February 2013 ::: Boston, MA

Note

Elementary is an orchestral work inspired by nature in three sections. The first (Fire) draws from pointillistic orchestration and rouses a feeling of fickleness intermixed with potential destruction. The middle transition (Smoke) begins the layering of foggy timbres into a large harmonic web. A sweeping harp solo leads to the third section (Water), which develops this layering into a fluid gestures and languid suspensions to transcend all sensations from the world above.

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