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Lichtweg/Lightway

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Wind Ensemble
2017
7 min.

Alto Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Bass Clarinet

Bass Trombone

Bassoon

Clarinet

Euphonium

Flute

Horn

Pitched Percussion

Tenor Saxophone

Trombone

Trumpet

Tuba

Unpitched Percussion

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Program Notes
Lichtweg/Lightway is a wind ensemble piece based on Keith Sonnier’s light installation in Connecting Level 03 in Terminal 1 at the Munich Airport. Bright fluorescent neon lights line the walls of a typical airport walkway to guide travelers to where they are going and help them cope with the stress of being in transit. In this piece, I musically portray the rhythmic placement of red and blue light emanating from this neon installation by creating a constant eighth-note ostinato that is heard throughout the work. Just as the panes of glass, mirrors and aluminum sheets refract and scatter the colorful neon light, this ostinato is diffused amongst the different colors in the ensemble. A 5-part flex version is also available
Recording Notes
Ohio Univeristy Wind Symphony, Andrew Trachsel, conductor. Track 2 on Ampersand, Mark Records.
Record Label
Mark Records