Tags: Orchestra

SAMBAS RISCADOS (2009)

Full orchestra (6’) Sambas Riscados (“Scratched Sambas” in Portuguese) is a brief, high-energy work in four sections that imagines a samba performance of dancers whose left legs are four inches longer than their right. Reflecting the disproportionately heavy thump of every other dance step and the slightly diagonal swiveling of hips, the music comes in […]

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DARKNESS MADE VISIBLE (2003, rev. 2008)

Full orchestra (9’20”) In some regards, Darkness Made Visible is a work of fusion, one that exploits the concept of counterplay between two disparate styles: one angular, frenetic, and explosive, the other conservative, predictable in its construction and harkening back to a Romantic bravura. In another sense, the piece is the composer’s madcap stylistic journey […]

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