- Program Notes
- And here began my entrance into my own looking-glass world more than a year ago. Conductor Miller Asbill asked me to write a piece for the Brevard College Wind Ensemble that incorporated musical participation from Brevard Elementary students. I decided to visit Brevard in early November 2013. During my stay, Miller showed me the town’s many waterfalls. I must have been impressed with their grandeur that soon after I decided to have the elementary-school students listen to a piece of music about water (Maurice Ravel’s “Jeux d’eau”) and have them each write a graphic-score representation of their Ravel impression. And then I took these drawings and interpreted them into this piece you have here. Musically speaking, the Brevard waterfalls have gone through many interpretive looking-glasses. To create the title for this work, I combined the name of one of the Brevard waterfalls (Looking Glass Falls) with the title of a classic piece of juvenile literature (Through the Looking Glass).
- Recording Notes
- Georgia Tech Wind Ensemble, Chaowen Ting, cond.