Voices of Change - Star Crossing

  • SMU - Caruth Auditorium, Dallas, TX, USA 6101 Bishop Dallas, TX 75205 USA

Star Crossing for flute, clarinet, percussion and piano featured on this program titled after this piece. Visit the Voices of Change site for ticket info. and more information. Pre-concert talk with program annotator Laurie Shulman at 1:30 PM.

PROGRAM NOTE

Although I will probably never have an opportunity to travel through outer space, I often look up at the stars with wonderment, marveling at the vastness of the night sky, wishing I could have that experience. This work is my attempt to impart the sensation of what I think it might feel like to travel through the galaxy, and to give the feeling, through sound, of staring up at the star-filled sky on a quiet, clear night.

“...an offhandedly dazzling display of creepy, chilly Hitchcockian ambience, sepulchral woodwind flourishes and simple, seemingly random piano motifs against disembodied ringing tonalities. Although it’s meant to evoke an otherworldly, outer-space milieu, the tension is relentless.”

— Lucid Culture