Dark Sand, Sifting Light (2014)

for Orchestra
3(I=picc, II=picc, III=afl).2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn
4.2.2.btrbn.1-timp.perc(3)-harp-pno-strings
9 minutes

WORLD PREMIERE
The New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
NY PHIL BIENNIAL
June 5, 2014, Avery Fisher Hall, New York, NY


Additional recording: USC Thornton Symphony; Donald Crockett, cond.

Dark Sand, Sifting Light imagines a piano playing in the distance, overheard through an open apartment window. As the listener poised beneath the window begins to daydream, the piano sounds take on larger orchestral colors. Her mind wanders and the music transforms.