Pillars of Air and Light
(fl, ob, cl, hn, bsn)
Pillars of Air and Light is based on five paintings of trees by Dutch artist Jacoba van Heemskerck (1876-1923).
The paintings give an impression of fluidity while seeming almost rigidly geometric, and the constraints of the lines and the intuitiveness of their implementation inspired much of the music.
I tried to evoke these ideas of structure and play, along with the mixed sense of contemplation and exuberance I get from spending the day in a forest.
Premiered by Chione
Schubert Club Courtroom Concert, St. Paul MN
February 6, 2020
$40 per ensemble
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Performed by Chione