From Twilight


for Violin (2015)
Commissioned by Sang Mee Lee
Premiere: TBD
Duration: 5 minutes

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From Twilight is a meditation on the mystery of the cosmos as night descends. The first notes emulate points of light blinking open in the sky, appearing sparsely but with increasing frequency until a shower of light breaks overhead. Atop this subtly brightening skyscape are three prominent musical gestures — a distant harmonic, a short-breathed lyrical idea that comes to dominate, and a short explosion of fast notes.  Each of these gestures conjures a specific image and feeling evocative of the passing night. The listener is left to marvel at sublime creative order, always tempted to chaos by the seemingly random surprises that light our lives.

From Twilight was written for Sang Mee Lee.

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