2.06.2009

Program notes for new piece

Hi everyone.

Here are the program notes for the new piece. It is basically what I blogged about before, just in a more “official” form. Score and parts are printing today and I'll bring a copy with me to the breakfast.

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Arc of Visibility is inspired by a series of black-and-white photographs on the theme of “moonlight.” In one of the photographs, a lighthouse stands in near total blackness, the top of which is illuminated by the moon to mysterious and haunting effect.

The lighthouse image led me to discover the nautical term “arc of visibility,” the definition of which is “the portion of the horizon over which a lighted aid to navigation is visible from seaward.” With this in mind, Arc of Visibility is a navigation of musical waters by moonlight, through varying winds and weather.

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