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light on water

composed for: Claire Chase and Jacob Greenberg (as part of the Coalesence Cycle for ICE)

November 7, 2013, Miller Theater, New York City

17 minutes

date: 2012

instrumentation: flute, piano and electronics




program note:

I live near the Los Peñasquitos marsh in San Diego, and walking past it every day I have been struck by how many different ways light reflects off the surface of the water. Sometimes it mirrors dull morning grayness; at other times, when the sun is bright and the water high, it produces brilliant, sparkling flecks. These conditions can create a sense of disorienting beauty, and these feelings and images were on my mind as I developed the material for the piece.